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Enabling The Dynamic Data Center with BIG-IP v10 – Part 4

Note: F5 BIG-IP v10 launched earlier this month with 120 features focused on the IT Agility and the Dynamic Data Center. This is the conclusion of a multi-part series on matching the needs of IT with the needs of business through IT Agility. IT... Read more
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Enabling The Dynamic Data Center with BIG-IP v10 – Part 3

Note: F5 BIG-IP v10 launched earlier this month with 120 features focused on the IT Agility and the Dynamic Data Center. This is a multi-part series on matching the needs of IT with the needs of business through IT Agility. F5 BIG-IP v10:... Read more
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Enabling The Dynamic Data Center with BIG-IP v10 – Part 2

Note: F5 BIG-IP v10 launched earlier this month with 120 features focused on the IT Agility and the Dynamic Data Center. This is a multi-part series on matching the needs of IT with the needs of business through IT Agility. F5 BIG-IP v10:... Read more
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Dynamic Data Center Agility: F5 and MS System Center Operations Manager 2007

F5 announced today the release of the new F5 Management Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations Manager 2007 (sorry, wish I had an acronym or shorter name but a product this cool needs a big name like that :). In a nutshell, this new... Read more
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Enabling The Dynamic Data Center with BIG-IP v10 – Part 1

Note: F5 BIG-IP v10 launched earlier this month with 120 features focused on the IT Agility and the Dynamic Data Center. While those features are critical for administrators they’re also necessary for management on up through the CxO, albeit in a... Read more
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BIG-IP v10: Resource Provisioning

Enabling the Dynamic Data Center with BIG-IP v10 As you probably saw this morning, F5 BIG-IP v10 has landed, marking a change in the data center, creating a dynamic, agile IT data center based on Unified Application Data and Delivery Services... Read more
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2009: The Year We Virtualize The Desktop (VDI)

I typically try to stay away from prediction lists – that’s not to say that I don’t think about and plan for the future, I just try to avoid saying “In the Year 2000…” (in my best falsetto) at the beginning of each new year. There are so many... Read more
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VDI Congestion Ahead: Client Traffic In/Out of the DC

Sticking with my VM/Roadwork analogy; seems to hold up rather well.  :) I've been working a good bit lately on VDI architecture in the data center.  Not so much the implementation of things like VMware View and building brokers and... Read more
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Moving VMs to Find The Traffic: Constant “Road Work(load) Ahead”?

Lori and are on the sharing wavelengths today (well, except for ideas on remote vs. local software testing, but we can’t always agree on everything, right?  ;) ).  She hit the app side, so here’s a take on the virtual platform side. I... Read more
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VMware View Offline Desktops: The Birth of the VDI Bomb?

About two years ago, I was part of the team at F5 that helped design and build our Technology Center – a fully functioning showcase lab housing  all of our products as well as other infrastructure and application partner technologies such as... Read more
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Provisioning For Election Application Traffic: Physical or Virtual, Old or New?

Yesterday I blogged about how the lack of planning and scalable provisioning of any kind can cause major problems when traffic spikes hit. Today let’s look at how companies who are planning for spikes are preparing, even if it’s not completely... Read more
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A Lesson In Elastic Provisioning: That’s One Expensively Free Dr. Pepper

For those who follow the music business, or for anyone that just reads and/or watches the news, you’ll know that 80’s metal icons Guns n’ Roses finally released the much anticipated “Chinese Democracy” album on Sunday, Nov. 23rd, 2008.  I say... Read more
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Virtual Platform Security in the VDC Article

I recently wrote an article for Virtualization Magazine titled Security Implications of Virtualization Platforms in the Virtual Data Center (I know, a crazy long title, but that’s how it was published :) ).  WARNING: That page auto-launches... Read more
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Dancing with the Stars: LTM pairs up with VMware via iControl

I blogged earlier about a demo of pyControl, which is a command line wrapper for iControl. We just saw yet another impressive demonstration this morning of the power and flexibility of iControl as an enterprise data center... Read more
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pyControl: iControl Made Easy - Really!

Programmer or not (and especially if you're not), if you are responsible for any aspect of monitoring or managing F5 gear, you need pyControl! As I mentioned yesterday, we are spending this morning talking about iControl.  (You may have... Read more
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