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How Apps and APIs are Changing the App Acceleration Game

Modern apps are changing. And I’m not just talking about the rush to containerize apps or put them in the cloud. I’m talking about app architectures and, more specifically, the techniques behind them that are having a significant impact on... Read more
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F5 Friday: Devops for DNS

#devops #cloud Managing a global presence – especially in the cloud – can introduce additional complexity. Back in the day when virtualization and cloud were just making waves, one of the first challenges made obvious was managing IP... Read more
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F5 Friday: BIG-IP Solutions for Microsoft Private Cloud

#cloud #MMS2012 #devops   Five of the top six services critical to cloud are application delivery services and available with F5 BIG-IP. The big news at MMS 2012 was focused on private cloud and Microsoft’s latest solutions in the... Read more
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F5 Friday: Workload Optimization with F5 and IBM PureSystems

#IBMPureSystems #devops #cloud Optimizing and assuring availability of applications is critical to the success of any application architecture This week IBM announced its next-generation platform, IBM PureSystems. IBM PureSystems comprise a fully... Read more
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The Conflation of Pay-as-you-Grow Hardware with On-Demand

#cloud Today’s post is brought to you by the Law of Diminishing Returns The conflation of “pay-as-you-grow” with “on-demand” tends to cause confusion in the realm of networking and hardware. This is because of the way in which networking vendors... Read more
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What Does Mobile Mean, Anyway?

We tend to assume characteristics upon hearing the term #mobile. We probably shouldn’t… There are – according to about a bazillion studies - 4 billion mobile devices in use around the globe. It is interesting to note that nearly everyone who... Read more
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Ecosystems are Always in Flux

#devops An ecosystem-based data center approach means accepting the constancy of change… It is an interesting fact of life for aquarists that the term “stable” does not actually mean a lack of change. On the contrary, it means that the core... Read more
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F5 Friday: Latency, Logging, and Sprawl

#v11 Logging, necessary for a variety of reasons in the data center, can consume resources and introduce undesirable latency. Avoiding that latency improves application performance and in some cases, the quality of logs. Logging. It’s... Read more
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F5 Friday: Performance Analytics–More Than Eye-Candy Reports

#v11 Application-centric analytics provide better visibility into performance, capacity and infrastructure utilization Maintaining performance and capacity of web sites and critical applications – especially those of the revenue-generating ilk... Read more
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Applications. Islands No More.

There was a time when application developers worried only about the hardware they were developing the application for. Those days passed a good long while ago, and then AppDev’s big concern was the OS the application was being developed... Read more
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From Peeling the Onion to Dicing it: Welcome to the ABLE Network

In case you missed it, F5 released version 11 of TMOS this week, and working up some collateral for the release, I had an interesting epiphany. High availability, highly adaptable networks are about to change. Again. There has been a steady... Read more
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F5 Friday: The Mobile Road is Uphill. Both Ways.

Mobile users feel the need …. the need for spe-  please wait. Loading… We spent the week, like many other folks, at O’Reilly’s Velocity Conference 2011 – a conference dedicated to speed, of web sites, that is. This year the conference... Read more
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F5 Friday: Have You Ever Played WoW without a Good Graphics Card?

Of course not, because sometimes it is about the hardware.  If the rise of Massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) like WoW (World of Warcraft) taught us anything it's the lag kills. What we technically know as latency... Read more
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Like a Matrushka, WAN Optimization is Nested

WAN Optimization seeks to reduce the cost of transferring data over the WAN from one data center to another. This group of technologies has been around for a while, but with the advent of cloud computing, it is getting more attention than it has... Read more
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v10 WebAccelerator and iRules

A customer recently contacted me regarding an iRule that worked in v 9.4 but did not produce the expected results in v 10.  A little research revealed that the new plug-in architecture is influencing when the iRule is firing. The iRule ... Read more
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The Revolution Begins: Arming the Data Center

You’ve declared your Data Center Independence. You’ve agreed on a basic set of rights. The problem now is ensuring that those rights are upheld and that you can achieve that independence. We’re not innocent bystanders in the data center... Read more
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