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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: 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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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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iApp – And the audience gasped!

#iApp #v11 Time for some customer evidence! Last week F5 hosted our International Sales Conference. The whole company is invited to the general session at which our senior execs talk about the year in review and our vision for the future. iApp... Read more
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iApp–How to manage and build iRules

Michael Earnhart is a PME on our new technology research (NTR) team. While he isn’t one of the ninja’s who lives in the dark and wears black, he certainly falls into the “always up for a debate” category. And he is good at tirelessly coming up... Read more
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VMworld 2011: F5 BIG-IP v11 iApps for Citrix

The bonus VMworld2011 video - like the special features of a DVD! This was shot by our good friends at Dell and originally posted to the Dell TechCenter home page and Dell TechCenter YouTube channel. I interview F5 Solution Architect, Michael... Read more
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iControl Ruby Library Updated to v11.0.0.1

With BIG-IP version 11 now out in the wild, it is time for another iControl Ruby Library update. This new version includes all the hooks you’ll need to take advantage of v11’s awesome new features. Head on over to the iControl Ruby Library forum... 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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