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BIG-IP VE on Google Cloud Platform

Hot off Cloud Month, let’s look at how to deploy BIG-IP Virtual Edition on the Google Cloud Platform. This is a simple single-NIC, single IP deployment, which means that both management traffic and data traffic are going through the same NIC and... Read more
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Hourly Licensing Model – F5 delivers in AWS Marketplace

#cloud #SDAS #AWS And you can try it out for free...  June 30, 2014 (The Internet) Today F5 Networks, which delivers solutions for an application world, announced it had completed jumping through the hoops necessary to offer an hourly... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Tons and Tons of (Virtual) Options

#virtualization #cloud #sdas The release of Synthesis 1.5 brings more virtual edition options to the table. Most organizations are in transit between running a traditional data centers and managing a more flexible, cloud-enabled model. Their... Read more
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In the Cloud, It's the Little Things That Get You. Here are nine of them.

#F5 Eight things you need to consider very carefully when moving apps to the cloud. Moving to a model that utilizes the cloud is a huge proposition. You can throw some applications out there without looking back – if they have no ties to the... Read more
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DNS Architecture in the 21st Century

It is amazing if you stop and think about it, how much we utilize DNS services, and how little we think about them. Every organization out there is running DNS, and yet there is not a ton of traction in making certain your DNS implementation is... Read more
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On the Trading Floor and in the QA Lab

#fsi problems are very public, but provide warning messages for all enterprises. The recent troubles in High Frequency Trading (HFT) involving problems on the NASDAQ over the debut of Facebook, the Knight Trading $400 Million USD loss among... Read more
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Let me tell you Where To Go.

One thing in life, whether you are using a Garmin to go to a friend’s party or planning your career, you need to know where you’re going. Failure to have a destination in mind makes it very difficult to get directions. Even when you know where... Read more
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Interop 2012 - F5 in the Interop NOC

Peter Silva visits with Ken Bocchino of the F5 Professional Services Team to share & show how F5 is providing many of the critical infrastructure components of the largest temporary network in the world. ";" alt=""... Read more
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Block Attack Vectors, Not Attackers

When an army is configuring defenses, it is not merely the placement of troops and equipment that must be considered, but the likely avenues of attack, directions the attack could develop if it is successful, the terrain around the avenues of... Read more
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Network Virtualization Reality Check.

There are quite a few pundits out there that would like to convince you that a purely virtual infrastructure is the wave of the future. Most of them have a bias to drive them to this conclusion, and they’re hoping you’ll overlook it. Others just... Read more
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BIG-IP Configuration Object Naming Conventions

George posted an excellent blog on hostname nomenclature a while back, but something we haven’t discussed much in this space is a naming convention for the BIG-IP configuration objects. Last week, DevCentral community user Deon posted a question... Read more
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There’s growth, and then there’s growth.

At our annual sales conference, Lori and I sat in on a great presentation by coworker Dawn Parzych that talked about the Internet, usage, and patterns. There are two interesting statistics that she presented, and I’ve munged them to generate a... Read more
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Stop that F5 Key From Refreshing the Page

No, not “us” F5, the F5 key on the keyboard. You know, the one you hit relentlessly to refresh the page (well, the one I hit relentlessly during NFL games to update my fantasy football stats). Anyway, I was perusing the forums today, trying to... Read more
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Remember When Hand Carts Were State Of The Art? Me either.

Funny thing about the advancement of technology, in most of the modern world we enshrine it, spend massive amounts of money to find “the next big thing”, and act as if change is not only inevitable, but rapid. The truth is that change i... Read more
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The Past Is History, The Future A Chance To Do It Right.

There are many things in the history of high technology that are downright conundrums. One of the obvious ones is: given the formats and media currently used to distribute text, music, and video, for example, how do we protect the rights of bot... Read more
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SSDs, Velocity and the Rate of Change.

The rate of change in a mathematical equation can vary immensely based upon the equation and the inputs to the equation. Certainly the rate of change for f(x) = x^2 is a far different picture than the rate of change for f(x)=2x, for example. Th... Read more
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Even the best written code has a weakness.

Developers are a great lot of folks, people who spend their day trying to do the impossible with bits for a customer base that is, by and large, impossible to satisfy. When the bits all line up correctly, the last line of code has been checked in... Read more
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Automation Is Not Your Enemy.

Sun Tzu wrote that you cannot win if you do not know your enemy and yourself. In his sense, he was talking about knowing your army and its capabilities, but this rule seriously applies to nearly every endeavor, and certainly every competitiv... Read more
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When The Walls Come Tumbling Down.

When horrid disasters strike and both people and corporations are put on notice that they suddenly have a lot more important things to do, will you be ready? It is a testament to man’s optimism that with very few exceptions we really don’t, not at... Read more
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Once Again, it Really IS About the Applications.

(Booming voiceover voice); Are you running the same tired old network tools? Does your network staff have to administer security and load balancing for each and every application? Do you find application analysts and owners show a growin... Read more
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Forget Performance IN the Cloud, What About Performance TO the Cloud?

In an N-Tiered architecture, the network connection between tiers becomes a truly important part of the overall application performance equation. This is a fact we have known for a couple of decades now. If your network performance is down for... Read more
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From Fort to Trade Network. IT Exposure Issues.

In most fantasy RPGs and in historical context, a fort is a well built defensive position that allows you to detect attacks and funnel them to places where they can be defeated. It's well constructed, has restricted points of entry,... Read more
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Toll Booths and Dams. And Strategic Points of Control

An interesting thing about toll booths, they provide a point at which all sorts of things can happen. When you are stopped to pay a toll, it smooths the flow of traffic by letting a finite number of vehicles through per minute, reducing congestio... Read more
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You Say Tomato, I Say Network Service Bus

It’s interesting to watch the evolution of IT over time. I have repeatedly been told “you people, we were doing that with X, back before you had a name for it!” And likely, the speaker is telling the truth, as far as it goes. Seriously, while th... Read more
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Whither Cloud Gateways?

Farm tractors and military tanks share an intertwined history that started when some smart person proposed the tracks on some farming equipment as the cross-country tool that tanks needed to get across a rubble and shell-hole strewn World... Read more
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