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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
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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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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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F5 Friday: Load Balancing MySQL with F5 BIG-IP

Scaling MySQL just got a whole lot easier  load balancing MySQL – any database, really – is not a trivial task. Generally speaking one does not simply round robin your way through a cluster of MySQL databases as a means to achieve... 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: How Can I Manage Thee? Let Me Count the Ways…

#v11 A robust and diverse set of management tools enabling a variety of infrastructure integration options is essential to architecting a dynamic data center In the continuing quest for a more dynamic data center, infrastructure integration must... Read more
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HTML5 Going Like Gangbusters But Will Anyone Notice?

#v11 #HTML5 will certainly have an impact on web applications, but not nearly as much as hoped on the #mobile application market There’s a war on the horizon. But despite appearances, it’s a war for interactive web application dominance, and... Read more
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F5 Friday: You Will Appsolutely Love v11

#v11 #iApp #devops Bring dev and ops closer together to enable IT as a Service and repeatable, consistent application deployments.  The overriding theme of BIG-IP v11 is its focus on applications. From security to availability to management... 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 Monday? The Evolution To IT as a Service Continues … in the Network

#v11 #vcmp #scaleN #iApp It’s time to bring the benefits of server virtualization, rapid provisioning and efficient, flexible scalability models to the network. Many of you know I’m a developer by trade and gained my networking stripes after... Read more
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F5 Friday: The Gap That become a Chasm

#v11 #F5agility Differences in terminology, technology foundations and management have widened the “gap” between dev and ops to nearly a chasm. There has always been a disconnect between “infrastructure” and “applications” and it is echoed... Read more
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This is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

We need to start focusing on improving the application deployment processes that all too often are the bulk of time spent trying to get an application out the door. The application deployment process is broken. Oh, I know it looks like it’s... Read more
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The Stealthy Ascendancy of JSON

While everyone was focused on cloud, JSON has slowly but surely been taking over the application development worldIt looks like the debate between XML and JSON may be coming to a close with JSON poised to take the title of preferred format for web... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 04/24/2009

Whether you're looking for the best bits of v10 coverage or how you can make SAP and your F5 devices work together, this week's Top5 has what you need. The v10 content just keeps on coming, with some great additions this week. It's... Read more
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DevCentral Top5 04/10/2009

It's an interesting relation that the more awesome, noteworthy content there is on DevCentral in a given week, the harder it is for me to narrow down what it is I want to call out in the Top5. That being said, this week is easily the toughest... 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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