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Bare Metal Blog: Throughput Sometimes Has Meaning

#BareMetalBlog Knowing what to test is half the battle. Knowing how it was tested the other. Knowing what that means is the third. That’s some testing, real clear numbers. In most countries, top speed is no longer the thing that auto manufacturer... Read more
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Bare Metal Blog: Test for reality.

#BareMetalBlog #F5 Test results provided by vendors and “independent testing labs” often test for things that just don’t matter in the datacenter. Know what you’re getting. When working in medicine, you don’t glance over a patient, then ask them... Read more
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DevOps. It’s in the Culture, Not Tech.

#F5 DevOps – Managers need to make use of existing technology and adopt culture change. It is entertaining to read all that is currently being written about DevOps. Having been a developer, a development manager, an operations manager, and eve... Read more
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Don’t Confuse A Rubber Stamp With Validation

There are many instances in the world where third-party verification of thoughts and ideas are just a useful thing to have. Cases where the vested interest of one party makes their opinion suspect, even if it is unbiased. For those cases we have ... Read more
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A Million VMS. Test environments in Virtual and Cloud infrastructures

One thing that some companies seem to have grabbed onto and run with while others don’t seem to have made the correct connections to fully utilize is testing in a highly virtualized or cloud environment. Of all the things these environments can do... Read more
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For Thirty Pieces of Silver My Product Can Beat Your Product

One of the side-effects of the rapid increases in compute power combined with an explosion of Internet users has been the need for organizations to grow their application  infrastructures to support more and more load. That means higher... Read more
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WILS: SSL TPS versus HTTP TPS over SSL

The difference between these two performance metrics is significant so be sure you know which one you’re measuring, and which one you wanted to be measuring.  It may be the case that you’ve decided that SSL is, in fact, a good idea for... Read more
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It’s 2am: Do You Know What Algorithm Your Load Balancer is Using?

The wrong load balancing algorithm can be detrimental to the performance and scalability of your web applications. When you’re mixing and matching virtual or physical servers you need to take care with how you configure your Load balancer – and... Read more
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The XML Security Relay Race

A recent tweet about a free, Linux-based XML Security suite reminded me that we do not opine on the subject of XML security and its importance enough. SOA has certainly been dethroned as the technology darling du jour by cloud computing and... Read more
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The XML Security Relay Race

A recent tweet about a free, Linux-based XML Security suite reminded me that we do not opine on the subject of XML security and its importance enough. SOA has certainly been dethroned as the technology darling du jour by cloud computing and... Read more
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To Boldly Go Where No Production Application Has Gone Before

The importance of stress-testing in production Everyone is still a-twitter over the problems the web experienced last week right after the news of Michael Jackson’s death. There have been Jackson dies, almost takes Internet with... Read more
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Infrastructure Matters: Challenges of Cloud-based Testing

An interesting thing happened on the way to testing that application from the cloud. We broke the innertubes! Pros and Cons of Application Testing in the Cloud A firm wanted to test their application and need 100 browser instances. In the old days... Read more
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The Web 2.0 Botnet: Twisting Twitter and Automated Collaboration

Collaborating automatically via Web 2.0 APIs is a beautiful thing. I can update status on Twitter and it will automagically propagate to any number of social networking sites: Facebook. FriendFeed. MySpace. LinkedIn. If I had to do it all... Read more
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The Web 2.0 API: From collaborating to compromised

Are you protecting your Web 2.0 APIs? As Web 2.0 applications continue to expand from connected to collaborative via the extensive use of APIs it behooves developers and security professionals alike to consider the ramifications of providing... Read more
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Performance Testing Web 2.0: Don't forget the APIs

Keynote, well known for its application performance testing and monitoring services, just announced a new version of its KITE (Keynote Internet Testing Environment) that is now capable of testing Web 2.0 sites that make use of AJAX, Flash, and... Read more
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The Open Performance Testing Initiative

Performance. Everybody wants to know how things perform, whether it be cars, laptops, XML gateways, or application delivery controllers. It's one of the few quantifiable metrics used to compare products when IT goes shopping... Read more
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