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F5 Unveils New Built-In TCP Profiles

New TCP Profiles take the pain out of configuration. Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
6 Reviews

The TCP Proxy Buffer

What the Proxy Buffer Does, and Why Its Size Matters Read more
Average Rating: 4.7
5 Reviews

Introducing TCP Analytics

More powerful TCP Optimization statistics. Read more
2 Reviews

Lightboard Lessons: Nagle's Algorithm

In this episode of Lightboard Lessons, Jason walks through the basics of Nagle’s algorithm: what it is, why it exists, why it matters, a potential problem, and how customizations by the BIG-IP TCP stack can help.  Resources IS TCP’s Nagle... Read more
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Rate Pace To Reduce Packet Loss

Rate Pacing is a TCP Profile Option that reduces packet loss and is worth turning on. Read more
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Tuning the TCP Profile: Part Three

Since February I've walked you through most of the TCP profile configuration page. This month I'll finish this tour. As I said previously, when I refer to "performance" below, I'm referring to the speed at which... Read more
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Tuning the TCP Profile, Part Two

More settings to improve TCP performance and enable special capabilities. Read more
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Tuning the TCP Profile, Part One

How to get the most out of the TCP profile. Read more
Average Rating: 4.6
4 Reviews

Is TCP's Nagle Algorithm Right for Me?

The Nagle algorithm is one of TCP's most subtle mechanisms. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Faster TCP: F5 Now Supports TCP Fast Open

In TMOS® version 12.0.0, F5® rolled out support for TCP Fast Open, a new standard that can save the time TCP usually spends in connection setup. Connection setup usually takes one round trip, which can be hundreds of milliseconds in many networks. Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
6 Reviews

Stop Using the Base TCP Profile!

If you're using TCP optimization, take a moment to select a good default profile. Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
23 Reviews

Faster Small Downloads: TCP Early Retransmit and Tail Loss Probe

11.6.0 implements some new features you should enable that allows BIG-IP to dispose of short transactions much faster than before. Read more
1 Review

Tuning TCP

In the previous few posts I’ve discussed the new congestion control algorithms and rate pacing features that are available in BIG-IP 11.5; but if you’re not ready to move to 11.5 there is still plenty that you can do to optimize your TCP... Read more
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TCP Pace Yourself

TCP congestion control strives to optimize network goodput while minimizing packet loss by moderating transmission speed. Unfortunately, the way that congestion control moderates transmission often results in microbursts which can overflow buffers... Read more
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The Evolution of TCP

#sdas #webperf Like everything about the Internet, TCP keeps on changing. In 1974 a specification was developed that would, eventually, launch what we know of as "The Internet." That specification was TCP and though it is often... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Trickle Up Performance

#sdas #webperf New TCP algorithms and protocols in a platform net improved performance for apps The original RFC for TCP (793) was written in September of 1981. Let's pause for a moment and reflect on that date. When TCP was introduced... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

TCP Congestion Control: The Mobile Network of Today, It’s Time to Improve

Over the last several years the rise of the smartphone has led to substantially increased capabilities in mobile devices. The emergence of applications for these platforms has enabled a near limitless number of ways for consumers and enterprise... Read more
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A Brief History of TCP

The foundation of the Internet is TCP, it includes the rules for formatting messages, handling congestion, error correction and provides information on where a packet should be delivered, whether it arrived too quickly for the receiving computer... Read more
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Architecting Scalable Infrastructures: CPS versus DPS

#webperf As we continue to find new ways to make connections more efficient, capacity planning must look to other metrics to ensure scalability without compromising performance. Infrastructure metrics have always been focused on speeds and... Read more
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The Need for (HTML5) Speed

#mobile #HTML5 #webperf #fasterapp #ado The importance of understanding acceleration techniques in the face of increasing mobile and HTML5 adoption An old English proverb observes that "Even a broken clock is right twice a day.”  A... Read more
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WILS: The Many Faces of TCP

#fasterapp Veno. Hybla. CTCP. HSTCP. Fast TCP. Not familiar with these variants? Read on… Anyone who’s involved with web application performance – either measuring or addressing – knows there are literally hundreds of RFCs designed to improve... Read more
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HTML5 Web Sockets Changes the Scalability Game

#HTML5 Web Sockets are poised to completely change scalability models … again. Using Web Sockets instead of XMLHTTPRequest and AJAX polling methods will dramatically reduce the number of connections required by servers and thus has a positive... Read more
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Attacks Cannot Be Prevented

You can put into place technology to mitigate and defend against the effects, but you can’t stop the attack from happeningIn the wake of attacks that disrupted service to many popular sites in December the question on many folks’ minds was: how do... Read more
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Achieving Scalability Through Fewer Resources

Sometimes it’s not about how many resources you have but how you use them The premise upon which scalability through cloud computing and highly virtualized architectures is built is the rapid provisioning of additional resources as a means to... Read more
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F5 Friday: The Dynamic VDI Security Game

Balancing security, speed, and scalability is easy if you have the right infrastructure. A dynamic infrastructure. All the talk about “reusing” and “sharing” resources in highly virtualized and cloud computing environments makes it sound... Read more
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