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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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The IoT Ready Platform

Over the last couple months, in between some video coverage for events, I've been writing a series of IoT stories. From the basic What are These "Things”? and IoT Influence on Society to the descriptive IoT Effect on Applications and the... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Delivering Web Application Security in the Cloud as a Service

Web application security. Everyone knows how important it is (and if they don't, they should) and yet the complexity of managing services that provide it often result in, shall we say, less than holistic coverage of applications. At least tha... 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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F5 Friday: The DPS of a DDoS has doubled

DPS, or damage per second, is a somewhat self-describing term for the amount of damage that can be dealt (by a single person or a group) in one second. It's typically used by players of online games such as World of Warcraft or Diablo. Not... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: How SDAS are Delivered - As a Service

Software Defined Application Services (SDAS) are going hybrid. . Organizations are turning to cloud not just as an option for applications but also for the network and application services that deliver applications to anyone, anywhere at any... 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: To boldly go where no ADC has gone before

#SDAS #cloud #DDoS #infosec It's an application world. But it's also a hybrid cloud, very mobile world, too. Applications might be on-premise, in the cloud or delivered as a SaaS application. Users might be at home, on the road or in the... Read more
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Knock Knock. Who's there? Exactly.

#IoT #IDM #SDAS #infosec As the Internet of Things continues to expand (and it is expanding rapidly) the issue of access to applications is going to get a lot more messy. One of the benefits of cloud, so I'm told, is it is "easy... 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: 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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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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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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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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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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RSA Here We Come

#RSAC #F5 #infosec #sdas #webperf Security and performance can coexist. Security is an integral part of what F5 is all about. It's our mission to deliver secure, reliable and fast applications to anyone, anywhere at any time and we take all... 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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