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Welcome to the The Phygital World

Standards for 'Things' That thing, next to the other thing, talking to this thing needs something to make it interoperate properly. That's the goal of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) which hopes to establish common ways that... Read more
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FedRAMP Federates Further

FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program), the government’s cloud security assessment plan, announced late last week that Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the first agency-approved cloud service provider.  The accreditation... Read more
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F5 Friday. Speedy SPDY

#ADO, #Stirling, #fasterapp a SPDY implementation that is as fast and adaptable as needed. **I originally wrote this more than a month ago… Coworkers have covered this topic extensively, but thought I’d still get it posted for those who read my... Read more
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New Communications = Multiplexification

I wrote a good while back about the need to translate all the various storage protocols into one that could take root and simplify the lives of IT. None of the ones currently being hawked seem to be making huge inroads in the datacenter, all have... Read more
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The HTTP 2.0 War has Just Begun

#stirling Microsoft takes on Google as the war to win the standard for an overdue overhaul of HTTP starts to pick up steam RFC 1945 – “Hypertext Transfer Protocol -- HTTP/1.0” – was published in May 1996. In June of 1999, RFC 2616 – “Hypertext... Read more
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BIG-IP Configuration Object Naming Conventions

George posted an excellent blog on hostname nomenclature a while back, but something we haven’t discussed much in this space is a naming convention for the BIG-IP configuration objects. Last week, DevCentral community user Deon posted a question... Read more
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Useful Cloud Advice, Part Two. Applications

This is the second part of this series talking about things you need to consider, and where cloud usage makes sense given the current state of cloud evolution. The first one, Cloud Storage, can be found here. The point of the series is to help you... Read more
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The InfoSec Conundrum. Keep Playing Until You Lose.

Lori and I received the new Blackberry Smart Phones that F5 ordered for us last week, and have spent about a week familiarizing ourselves with all that has changed since our several-year-old ones came out. There is certainly a lot of change. Th... Read more
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Now Witness the Power of this Fully Operational Feedback Loop

It’s called a feedback loop, not a feedback black hole.   One of the key components of a successful architecture designed to mitigate operational risk is the ability to measure, monitor and make decisions based on collected... Read more
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Standardized Cloud APIs? Yes.

Mike Fratto over at Network Computinghas a blog that declares the need for standards in Cloud Management APIs is non-existent or at least premature. Now Mike is a smart guy and has enough experience to have a clue what he’s writing about, unlik... Read more
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What Do Database Connectivity Standards and the Pirate’s Code Have in Common?

A: They’re both more what you’d call “guidelines” than actual rules.   An almost irrefutable fact of application design today is the need for a database, or at a minimum a data store – i.e. a place to store the data generated and... Read more
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The Inevitable Eventual Consistency of Cloud Computing

An IDC survey highlights the reasons why private clouds will mature before public, leading to the eventual consistency of public and private cloud computing frameworks Network Computing recently reported on a very interesting research survey... Read more
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Will DevOps Fork?

An impassioned plea from a devops blogger and a reality check from a large enterprise highlight a growing problem with devops evolutions – not enough dev with the ops. John E. Vincent offered a lengthy blog on a subject near and dear to his heart... Read more
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The World Doesn’t Care About APIs

Bottles, birds, and packets: how the message is exchanged is less important than what the message is as long as it gets there. I heard it said the other day, regarding the OpenStack announcement, that “the world does not care ... Read more
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Let’s Face It: PaaS is Just SOA for Platforms Without the Baggage

At some point in the past few years SOA apparently became a four-letter word (as opposed to just a TLA that leaves a bad taste in your mouth) or folks are simply unwilling – or unable – to recognize the parallels between SOA and cloud computing . ... Read more
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Cloud Needs Context-Aware Provisioning

Devops needs to be able to SELECT COMPUTE_RESOURCES from CLOUD where LOCATION in (APPLICATION SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS) The awareness of the importance of context in application delivery and especially in the “new network” is increasing, and... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 6/25/2010

Many happenings abound these days, enough that it's hard for even me to keep track of them all. Amongst them in the past couple weeks have been wicked cool iRules projects, video projects, and likely most importantly of all, the expansion of... Read more
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I Have a Dream

If we do it right, cloud interoperability could be as easy as a URL rewrite – a la API refactoring. Not kidding. Question is, can we do it right? Watching the emergence of a new technology is both fascinating and frustrating. In the case of... Read more
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Now is the conference of our discontent…

Talking about standards apparently brings out some very strong feelings in a whole lot of people. From “it’s too early” to “we need standards now” to “meh, standards will evolve where they are necessary”, some of the discussions at CloudConn... Read more
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Microsoft Hops Into Infrastructure 2.0

Microsoft Dynamic Infrastructure Toolkit for Systems Center (DIT-SC) is hopping forward, literally, into the network. With or without established standards, this dog is going to hunt. It takes time to develop standards, something we often... Read more
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REST API Developers Between a Rock and a Hard Place

A recent blog on EBPML.ORG entitled “REST 2010 - Where are We?” very aggressively stated: “REST is just a "NO WS-*" movement.” The arguments presented are definitely interesting but the most compelling point made is in the way that RES... Read more
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Pay No Attention to the Infrastructure Behind the Cloudy Curtain

What is needed to customize the cloud is a pair of data center ruby slippers called Infrastructure 2.0. Frank Gens of IDC discussed the “New IDC IT Cloud Services Survey: Top Benefits and Challenges” in his blog and what is not surprising is... Read more
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As Deep as a Puddle

Managing a virtual machine is not the same thing as managing the stuff inside it. I’ve been noticing a disturbing, though not unexpected, trend in the world of virtualization and cloud computing around management of infrastructure,... Read more
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That Whole Concept is Broken

Agreed that cloud vendors need to differentiate on services. Disagreed that cloud standards will not forward that cause and that virtualization platform makes a difference.    The battle for virtualization platform dominance rages on,... Read more
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Clouds Are Like Onions

Which of course are like Ogres. They’re big, chaotic, and have lots of layers of virtualization. In discussions involving cloud it is often the case that someone will remind you that “virtualization” is not required to build a cloud. But... Read more
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