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Lightboard Lessons: What Are Containers?

In this lightboard lesson, Jason covers the very basics of container technology with a comparison to hypervisors and virtual machines. Resources Containers on the Rise How Containers Scale - Service Mesh versus Traditional Architectures Proxy... Read more
1 Review

Behind the Scenes: The F5 Private Cloud Solution Package for Red Hat OpenStack  – Measuring Success

F5 and Red Hat have just released our Private Cloud Solution Package for OpenStack. There are all kinds of marketing pieces which describe this package, what it includes, how to buy it, and what the target market looks like. I wanted to take a few... Read more
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F5 LBaaS v2 now certified with Mirantis v9 Mitaka.

F5 LBaaS v2 is now certified with the Mirantis Version 9 Mitaka OpenStack distribution. I want to thank my colleague, Ulises Alonso Camaro, for his efforts in performing the certification tests, creating the demo environment, and writing the... Read more
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Horizontal Scale BIG-IP Device Service Cluster (DSC) with Software Defined Networking (SDN) enabled Hardware.

Here at F5’s Network Function Virtualisation (NFV) team we constantly think out of the box. Well, mostly, there are no boxes at all.  I say mostly, as when looking at Software Defined Networking (SDN) switches and our programmable TMOS... Read more
2 Reviews

LTM Policy Recipes II

This is another short article in an irregular series demonstrating some practical recipes using LTM Policy.  Please also check out another article with a more complete overview of LTM Policy.   Forcing SSL connections In today’s... Read more
1 Review

Full examples of iControlREST for device and application service deployment

Examples of the use of iControlREST for device and application service provisioning. In particular, we describe example workflows, and we dive into the management of iApp services and templates using iCR. Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
5 Reviews

AWS re:Invent 2015 – Programmability in the Cloud (feat Applebaum)

Programmability and orchestration are critically important with cloud deployments and Alex Applebaum, Sr. Product Management Engineer, explains why and talks about ways organizations can use BIG-IP programmability in the cloud. Yet anothe... Read more
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F5 in AWS Part 3 - Advanced Topologies and More on Highly Available Services

Thus far in our article series about running BIG-IP in EC2, we’ve talked about some VPC/EC2 routing and network concepts, and we walked through the basics of running and licensing BIG-IP in this environment.  It’s time now to discuss some... Read more
2 Reviews

WhiteBoard Wednesday: Local Traffic Policies

In this edition of WhiteBoard Wednesday, we discuss Local Traffic Policies.  Many customers use iRules to provide flexibility and customization for their HTTP traffic, but now (starting in 11.4) Local Traffic Policies are available to handle... Read more
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F5 DevCentral Solves Your BIG-IP Questions

In this lively chat at #F5Agility15, DevCentral members Joe Pruitt and Tony Hynes share a little history of how it has grown from a single server in 2003 to over 200,000 members today; how iRules, iControl, iCall and iControl interact wit... Read more
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F5 Friday: App Proxy or ADC?

Choosing between BIG-IP and LineRate isn't as difficult as it seems.... Our recent announcement of the availability of LineRate Point raised the same question over and over: isn't this just a software-version of BIG-IP? How do I know when... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

ChefConf 2015 – Automate All Your Puns

#chefconf #f5 Chef turns infrastructure into code. It also gives the casual blog writer a terrible temptation to descend into pun-filled drivel. Which would be a shame as the ability to automate and operationalize our infrastructure has never... Read more
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LTM Policy

Introduction F5 Local Traffic Manager (LTM) has always provided customers with the ability to optimize their network deployment by providing tools that can observe network traffic which also allow the administrator to configure various actions to... Read more
Average Rating: 4.8
12 Reviews

Getting Started with the F5 Wireshark Plugin on Windows

If building applications from source is like a fresh breath of air for you, then proceed directly to the wiki entry for the F5 Wireshark Plugin. For the rest of us, on Windows systems at least, there is a shortcut. Installation Download and... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
4 Reviews

F5 Synthesis: Hybrid to the Core

#SDAS #SDN #Cloud #SSL #HTTP2.0 F5 continues to pave the way for business to adopt disruptive technologies without, well, as much disruption. The term hybrid is somewhat misleading. In the original sense of the word, it means to bring together... Read more
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Velocity 2014 – TMOS & LineRate: A Tale of Two Proxies (feat Giacomoni)

John Giacomoni, LineRate Founder and Sr Architect, joins us to give the lowdown on F5’s TMOS proxy and LineRate proxy. John does a great job explaining the nuances of each, how they function within architecture and the associated deployments... Read more
1 Review

Top5 06/23/2014

Every day that I get to write a Top5 post feels like an auspicious day, as it is rather one of my favorite things to write, I must admit. This is partly because I get to dig into all the cool stuff that everyone else has been up to and posting... Read more
Average Rating: 4.9
3 Reviews

Co-opetition at F5? Or, right tools for the right job!

Configurability versus productivity A long time ago, in a dark room far, far away, I wrote code. While at the time I thought it as exciting as being tapped into The Matrix, I will admit that the only real semblance came from the fact that I used a... 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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F5 Friday: Addressing the Unintended Consequences of Cloud

Operationally unified architectures able to leverage cloud computing without compromising on control and security are key to mitigating unintended consequences of cloud The adoption of cloud computing introduces operational challenges that... Read more
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F5 Friday: Creating a DNS Blackhole. On Purpose

#infosec #DNS #v11 DNS is like your mom, remember? Sometimes she knows better.   Generally speaking, blackhole routing is a problem, not a solution. A route to nowhere is not exactly a good thing, after all. But in some cases it’s an... Read more
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iApp – Great Customer Response

Last week we held our launch event for the EMEA International Technology Center in London. It was a two day event in which we hosted seventy customers the first day and fifty partners the second. We gave facilities tours, explained our services,... Read more
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