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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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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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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: Keeping the licensing creep out of expanding software options

One of the funny things about infrastructure moving toward a mix of hardware and software (virtual or traditional) is that the issues that plague software come with it. Oh, maybe not right away, but eventually they crawl out of the deep recesse... Read more
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F5 Friday: 3 Things You Didn't Know About BIG-IP

There's a lot of things people know about F5 BIG-IP and a lot of things people think they know about BIG-IP and some things people don't know at all about BIG-IP*. So I thought it'd be a good idea to talk about some of the things yo... 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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Taking the driver’s seat in the App-centric journey

The app economy has taken hold of the world at lightning pace. It is as much social and cultural as it is economic. At its core is how it affects and engages the wider technology landscape. Connectivity is no longer a mere mechanism ... 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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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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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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F5 Synthesis: Massive Scale Needs Management

#sdas #virtualization Scaling virtual infrastructure is one thing, managing it is another When virtualization first took off there was a fear - and it was a valid fear - of virtual sprawl. Virtual sprawl was the end result of spawning lots and... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Tons and Tons of (Virtual) Options

#virtualization #cloud #sdas The release of Synthesis 1.5 brings more virtual edition options to the table. Most organizations are in transit between running a traditional data centers and managing a more flexible, cloud-enabled model. Their... 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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The use case of software-defined networking

You cannot fail to have noticed how much coverage software-defined networking (SDN) has been getting over the last year or so. Vendors, analysts and end users have been lining up to discuss its potential impact on not just the networking but also... 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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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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SDN: Ask why, not what!

The problem A lot of vendors have an SDN strategy. Unfortunately, our customers tell us that these strategies tend to vary in coherency. SDN does have a place but there is a danger of it becoming a solution in search of a problem. Consequently,... Read more
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People Time versus Product Costs

#devops #SDN #SDAS #Cloud Every recent major innovative change in networking has ultimately been about operational efficiencies; about people time and not product costs. Financially, IT is a study in capital versus operating expenditures.... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: What about SDN?

#SDN #SDAS How does Synthesis impact and interact with SDN architectures? With SDN top of mind (or at least top of news feeds) of late, it's natural to wonder how F5's architecture, Synthesis, relates to SDN. You may recall that SDN -or... 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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