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F5 + Nutanix: Invisible Infrastructure and SDAS Joining Forces

F5 and Nutanix partner to bring the power of invisible infrastructure and software-defined application servers to critical enterprise application. Joint customers benefit from improved availability, scalability, performance, and security enable... Read more
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Beyond Scalability: Achieving Availability

Scalability is only one of the factors that determine availability. Security and performance play a critical role in achieving the application availability demanded by business and customers alike. Whether the goal is to achieve higher levels or... Read more
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Partnering with Cisco: what we’ve learned

On August 12th I wrote of the announcement and subsequent release of the F5 device package for Cisco APIC. A big day for both organizations, bringing to the world a partnership able to complete the SDN vision by way of managing both low-level... 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 SSL Offload

Now your services can take advantage of hardware acceleration even when they're deployed on virtual machines Way back in the day, when SSL offloading was young and relatively new, there were a variety of hardware, software and even... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Your gateway to the future (of HTTP)

#SDAS #HTTP #webperf #SSL De facto standards can be as difficult to transition off of as official ones If you haven't heard about HTTP 2.0 it's time to start paying attention. It is anticipated that in November the latest version of the... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Avoiding network taxes to improve app performance

#SDAS #webperf Consumers are increasingly performance-sensitive, which means every microsecond counts. In the five seconds it takes you to read this, 60% of your visitors just abandoned your site. Another 20% were gone before you even hit the... Read more
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1024 Words: It's an application world

#webperf #infosec #mobility #iam #sdas #IoT It's no longer enough to be application-aware... in an application world it's a requirement to be application-driven. Read more
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SDN's Eventually Consistent Network Problem

#SDN #OpenDaylight #SDAS Clustering controllers to address scalability concerns introduces a well-understood problem: consistency One of the benefits of SDN is centralized control. That is, there is a single repository containing the known... Read more
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Hourly Licensing Model – F5 delivers in AWS Marketplace

#cloud #SDAS #AWS And you can try it out for free...  June 30, 2014 (The Internet) Today F5 Networks, which delivers solutions for an application world, announced it had completed jumping through the hoops necessary to offer an hourly... Read more
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The Internet of Things: The Only Winning Move is to Play

#IoT #BigData The lure of free and convenience has finally won How many of you actually fill out the registration cards that come with your kid's toys? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller? That's what I thought. Me neither. Not as a... Read more
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Why F5 Synthesis realizes “Leave no Application Behind”?

The proliferation of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) or the ability to respond to spurs in Internet or Web traffic is driving a shift in end-user expectations and business demands. According to Frost and Sullivan, the number of connected devices tha... 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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F5 Synthesis: DNS Shrugged

#DNSSEC #Cloud #SDAS #IoT #F5  DNS Anywhere and Everywhere   "In Greek mythology, Atlas (/ˈætləs/; Ancient Greek: Ἄτλας) was the primordial Titan who held up the celestial sphere. He is also the titan of astronomy and... 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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The Evolution of TCP

#sdas #webperf Like everything about the Internet, TCP keeps on changing. In 1974 a specification was developed that would, eventually, launch what we know of as "The Internet." That specification was TCP and though it is often... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Trickle Up Performance

#sdas #webperf New TCP algorithms and protocols in a platform net improved performance for apps The original RFC for TCP (793) was written in September of 1981. Let's pause for a moment and reflect on that date. When TCP was introduced... 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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F5 Synthesis: Faster Security

#sdas #infosec #ssl #DDoS #webperf SSL, like all cryptographic-based systems (and much to our chagrin, many security solutions) consumes a lot of resources. The longer the key lengths, the most complicated the key exchange, the more resources... 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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F5 Synthesis Tweetchat

F5 Synthesis is an architectural framework for supporting all of your business applications. F5 organized a tweetchat to answer some of the burning questions regarding the vision. Below is an excerpt from the tweetchat - Read more
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