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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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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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Cloud Strategy Morsels: Understand your unmet IT demand

On the twenty fourth of April 1949, the children of the United Kingdom rejoiced as the wartime rationing of sweets (candy) finally ended. Four months later rationing had to be reintroduced. This is an important lesson for those of us involved in... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Open, Secure and Production-Ready SDDC

#SDDC #NSX #SDAS #cloud #VMware and F5 offer up a production-ready L2-7 SDDC Many of us may recall from our school days some fairly typical "word problems" in math class. Consider for a moment this familiar pattern: If it takes Bob 27... 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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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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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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VMware EUC and F5: There are Three S's In Success(ful VDI Deployments)

#SDAS #EUC #virtualization #VDI #mobile They stand for simple, speedy and secure . BYOD may be the word of the day on the street but underlying the "come as you are" approach to computing is a variety of technology that enables... Read more
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When Programmability Extends Beyond the Platform

#SDAS #SDDC A programmable platform should be more than just lipstick on a CLI The term programmability is, like every other term associated with hype-driven trends, used to describe a wide range of capabilities. In general, when applied to... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: What Makes a Services Fabric?

#SDN #SDAS What makes a services fabric, well, a fabric? Earlier in 2013 when discussing the evolution of application delivery and F5 I posed a question to which, at the time, didn't have an answer. It was simply "What's Next?" ... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Leave no application behind

#SDAS #SDDC #devops Removing the curse of the "red shirt" from the data center. If you're a Star Trek fan (and perhaps even if you aren't) you know that anyone (except Scotty, for some reason) wearing a red shirt was... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: High-Performance Services Fabric

#SDN #Devops #Cloud #SDAS #SDDC To achieve the economy of scale necessary to ensure no application is deprived of critical application services, you need to abstract resources. In the early days of cloud computing we talked a lot about how the... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Integration and Interoperability

#SDN #OpenStack #Cloud #devops #SDAS #SDDC How F5 synthesizes third-party network and orchestration technologies The silos within IT are breaking down, at least in terms of awareness of each other and the need to coordinate provisioning and... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Reference Architectures - Good for What Ails Your Apps

#SDN #SDAS #devops When your application isn't feeling so well you need the right prescription to get it back on track When you're not feeling so well, you probably go visit a doctor. The doctor - after asking a whole lot of probing... Read more
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The Network Shift to Software: It's still about speeds, feeds, and cost

#SDN #Cloud #SDDC #SDAS What's changed is that the focus - from switch ports to services. There is no doubt that a focus on software defining the network - enabling automation, analytics, and orchestration via open APIs and other... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Software Defined Application Services

#SDN #Devops #Cloud #SDAS Completing the #SDDC stack  Everything as a Service has become nearly a synonym for cloud computing. That's unsurprising, as the benefits of cloud - from economy of scale to increased service velocity - are... Read more
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F5 and Cisco: Application-Centric from Top to Bottom and End to End

#SDN #SDDC #SDAS #ACI The meteoric rise of the application as one of the most important - if not the most important - factor contributing to business success today should not be surprising. In response, businesses continue to build newer,... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: The Time is Right

#SDN #Devops #Cloud #SDAS #SDDC The time is right for an answer to the layer 4-7 services question. "If you look at the standard SDN model, [Layer 4-7 services] are applications that can basically run on the [SDN] controller platform. But... Read more
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When Applications Drive the Network

#SDDC #SDN #context When applications can dictate service invocation dynamically, then we'll have a truly dynamic network There's a lot of lip service given to the notion of applications defining the way the network behaves. That's... Read more
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