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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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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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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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2015: Revolusi Menuju Era Software Defined Everything

Please find the English language post from which this was adapted here. Konsep apapun berbasis software / software-defined; mulai dari Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Storage (SDS), dan bahkan meluas hingga Software Defined... 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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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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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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The 2015 problem - Human Latency

What is human latency? No, I’m not referring to how quick you can pull a table cloth - something my mother insisted I stop trying, and failing miserably at, at a young age. In technology circles, human latency refers to the delays incurred when... 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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Application services are everywhere

#SDAS #SDN Application services are closer to apps than they are the network and like apps, they're everywhere. SDN has begun to recognize that it can't just focus on lower order (L2-4) network services. The bulk of network services... Read more
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SDN is important to IoT if it covers the entire network

#SDN #IoT #SDAS Jim Duffy over at Network World had an interesting post on IoT and the intersection of SDN, noting that some claim SDN is critical to the success of IoT while others are in the "it's an enabler" camp. Experts say... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: The Service Provider Path to NFV Nirvana starts with Consolidation

#NFV #SDN Certainly, enterprises feel the pressure to transition their networks to next generation architectures like SDN to brace the coming storm that is an app economy. Service providers could provide valuable advice to them on how to do that,... 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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F5 Device Package for Cisco APIC - leave no app behind!

We are in the age of the partnership. I don’t think any single vendor claims to be all to everyone’s requirements these days. Sure, sometimes vendors get a little caught up in their own worlds, instead of stepping back and looking at the bigge... Read more
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Operationalizing The Network now available with F5 and Cisco ACI

#ACI #SDN With the availability of the F5 device package for Cisco APIC, you can now rapidly provision the (entire) network from top to bottom.  A key concern of IT continues to center on provisioning of network services. Whether eliminating... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
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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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F5 Synthesis: SDN Services

#SDN #SDAS There's a whole lot more to software-defined networking than OpenFlow... There's a lot of gnashing of teeth and gnawing at industry reports over the apparent reluctance of organizations to jump with both feet into the SDN... 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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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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Network Virtualization: Instances versus Tenants

#SDN #Cloud #VCMP #SDAS #IoT Technology shifts are creating a lot of chaos, including the way we use words. Cloud. SDN. Multi-tenant. Instances. They're all inter-related and seem to have different meanings depending on who's trying to... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Protocol Fluency

#SDAS It's a polyglot kind of world. How many different network protocols can you name? There are, of course, a set of staples just about everyone knows: IP, ARP, VLAN, TCP, UDP, DNS, HTTP, SSL, TLS, SMTP, FTP, SMB, CIFS, 802.1q, 802.1ad. ... Read more
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SDN Prerequisite: Why Network Load Balancing is not the Same as Application Load Balancing

#SDN #cloud #SDAS Things you need to know before diving into SDN... Way back in the early days of the Internet scalability was an issue (the more things change...). One of the answers to this problem was to scale out web servers using a fairly... Read more
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SDN Prerequisite: Stateful versus Stateless

#SDN #SDAS #cloud Things you need to know before diving into SDN... We've talked before about the bifurcation of the network, which is driven as much by the evolution of network services from "nice to have" to "critical"... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Virtual Network Fluency

#SDAS #SDN #Virtualization Like moving to IPv6, simply picking up your existing network architecture and moving it to a completely new one is not going to happen overnight. There will undoubtedly still be "traditional" networks hanging... Read more
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