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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: 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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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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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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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: The Real Value of Consolidation Revealed

#SDAS #SDN #NFV #CSP It's not about a "god box", it's about the platform It's often the case that upon hearing the word "consolidation" in conjunction with the network people conjure up visions of what's... 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: The Reference Architectures

The next-generation App-Focused, Solution Driven model for supporting all of your business applications.  Your business uses countless applications in a given day. At F5, we built a reputation as an industry leader by helping organizations... 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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It is All About the Application

We live in an ADHD world. Lately, everything we do is interrupt driven. When my pocket buzzes, I check my phone to read the latest message. Or, I may access my social media applications to see my friends’ updates and send a quick response, making... 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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