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Disposable Infrastructure for Disposable Apps

Conferences agendas. Event navigation. Specific tasks, like buying a house or getting a car loan. If you've installed an app for any of these things you've installed what's known as a "disposable mobile app" or DMA. Apps... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: F5 brings Scale and Security to EVO:RAIL Horizon Edition

The goal of F5 Synthesis is to deliver the app services that deliver the apps business relies on today for productivity and for profit. That means not just delivering SDAS (Software Defined Application Services) themselves, but delivering them i... Read more
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Software is Eating IT

Software is eating the world. Everywhere you look there's an app for that. And I'm talking everywhere - including places and activities that maybe there shouldn't be an app for. No, I won't detail which those are. The Internet is... Read more
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F5 Friday: App Proxy or ADC?

Choosing between BIG-IP and LineRate isn't as difficult as it seems.... Our recent announcement of the availability of LineRate Point raised the same question over and over: isn't this just a software-version of BIG-IP? How do I know when... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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F5 Synthesis: How do you operationalize a hybrid world?

One of the unintended consequences of cloud is the operational inconsistency it introduces. That inconsistency is introduced because cloud commoditizes the infrastructure we're used to having control over and visibility into. everything fro... Read more
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The Problem Isn't Change. It's Uncontrolled Change.

You deployed an app. Nothing has changed in three days, but it suddenly crashes. Why? Memory leak. You deployed an app. Nothing has changed in three weeks, but it suddenly stops working. Why? A database query came back empty and the web... Read more
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1024 Words: Programmability "in" the network

"Programmability in the network" is a wordy yet simpler way to describe the extension of network capabilities through the use of software-defined techniques. See what I mean? In any case, whatever you want to call it, there are two... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Now with more VMware than ever!

Whether you've bought into DevOps or NetOps or SDN or SDDC (or all of them) as a way to operationalize the data center, one thing is clear: organizations are desirous of ways to deliver applications  and their infrastructure faster wit... Read more
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Should you focus on consolidation or standardization?

There is a difference. One is strategic, one is tactical. One lays the foundation for the future, the other sweeps the past under the rug. There is a move (again) in technology that pits consolidation as the be-all and end-all of tactical... Read more
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5 ways the network can help ensure exceptional app performance

Getting to production is just the first step. Delivering exceptional user experience is the next, and that means there's work to be done - in the network. Bring on the NetOps! It doesn't matter whether we're talking about profit or... Read more
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F5 Friday: What are SDAS Anyway?

I talk a lot about SDAS (that's Software Defined Application Services) with respect to F5 Synthesis and, well, F5 in general. That's because what F5 Synthesis delivers the ability to easily provision and orchestrate SDAS across a variety... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Hybrid to the Core

#SDAS #SDN #Cloud #SSL #HTTP2.0 F5 continues to pave the way for business to adopt disruptive technologies without, well, as much disruption. The term hybrid is somewhat misleading. In the original sense of the word, it means to bring together... Read more
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DevOps and SDN: Reducing Variation in the Network

#devops #SDN #SDAS Whether it's DevOps or SDN, a key goal is the reduction of variation (complexity) in the network. Kirk Byers at SDN Central writes frequently on the topic of DevOps as it relates (and applies) to the network and recently... Read more
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If apps incur technical debt then networks incur architectural debt

#devops #sdn #SDDC #cloud  72%. That's an estimate of how much of the IT budget is allocated to simply keeping the lights on (a euphemism for everything from actually keeping the lights on to cooling, heating, power, maintenance,... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: You Can Have Your Cake (GUI) and Eat it Too (API)

#SDAS #Devops It's all about choice. Programmability is in F5's DNA. Since 2001 when we introduced iControl SOAP to the more recent additions such as iRules and iCall. Even looking at our most recent acquisitions you can see the common... Read more
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APIs and Programmability: Jailbreaking your network

#devops #SDN The importance of APIs and programmable data paths to the future of networking.   OpenStack. OpenDaylight. SDN. Cloud. It's all about abstraction, about APIs and "software-defined" (which really means... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Hardening Security through Programmability in the Network

#IPS #Infosec #F5 #SDAS Despite claims that there exists (or will, look out!) a mythical "god box" for the enterprise data center, capable of performing every data center function imaginable, it remains, well, mythical. Efforts to... Read more
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Service Chaining is Business Process Orchestration in the Network

#SDN #NFV #devops #interop Service chaining allows the network to grow up and really participate in business processes The term "service chaining" hasn't quite yet made it into the mainstream IT vernacular.  It's current... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: SSD is Carpooling for the Network

#sdas #webperf Sometimes it's not whether or not you use hardware, but the hardware you choose to use Everybody talks a good game with respect to changing the economy of scale, but very few explain how that's going to actually happen. ... Read more
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Habitually Successful Delivery

#devops We usually call it "continuous" but we really want is for deployment to be habitual and, more importantly, successful.  It's that time of the year, when resolutions promising grand changes in our lives are made - and... Read more
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RSA Impressions: The Intersection of Security and SDN

#rsac #infosec #devops #sdn If you cross log analysis with infrastructure integration you get some interesting security capabilities A lot of security-minded folks immediately pack up their bags and go home when you start talking about automating... Read more
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Roaming around at Mobile World Congress

#MWC14 #F5 #mobile #sdas Consumers, like fate, are the fickle mistresses of the service provider world. When the multitude of applications they increasingly use on their mobile devices perform poorly, they often blame the network provider... Read more
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F5 Synthesis for Service Providers: Scaling in Three Dimensions

#MWC14 #SDAS #NFV #SDN It's not just about changing the economy of service scale, it's about operations, too. Estimates based on reports from Google put the number of daily activations of new Android phones at 1.3 Million. Based on... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Fast, Fluent and Flexible

#sdas #sddc #sdn #devops #mobile F5 Synthesis 1.5 brings more performance, greater application fluency and increased flexibility for both application and mobile network providers.   Are you ready for millions of mobile visitors? With 20% of... Read more
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HTTP Isn't Enough

#sdas #devops #webperf Speaking "HTTP" doesn't make you application fluent, it makes you protocol fluent. There are over a million apps in the Google Play Store. There are also about a million apps in the Apple App Store. That's... Read more
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