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This Simple Trick Can Net You Faster Apps

I am often humbled by the depth of insight of those who toil in the trenches of the enterprise data center. At our Agility conference back in August, my cohort and I gave a presentation on the State of Application Delivery. One of the interesting... Read more
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Caching for Faster APIs

Pop quiz: Do you know what the number one driver cited in 2016 for networking investments was? No peeking!   If you guessed speed and performance, you guessed right. If you guessed security don’t feel bad, it came in at number two, just... Read more
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Measuring and Monitoring: Apps and Stacks

One of the charter responsibilities of DevOps (because it's a charter responsibility of ops) is measuring and monitoring applications once they're in production. That means both performance and availability. Which means a lot more th... Read more
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Microservices and HTTP/2

It's all about that architecture. There's a lot of things we do to improve the performance of web and mobile applications.  We use caching. We use compression. We offload security (SSL and TLS) to a proxy with greater compute... Read more
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Beyond Scalability: Achieving Availability

Scalability is only one of the factors that determine availability. Security and performance play a critical role in achieving the application availability demanded by business and customers alike. Whether the goal is to achieve higher levels or... Read more
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What Ops Needs to Know about HTTP/2

So HTTP/2 is official. That means all the talking is (finally) done and after 16 years of waiting, we've got ourselves a new lingua franca of the web. Okay, maybe that's pushing it, but we do have a new standard to move to that offers... Read more
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Optimizing IoT and Mobile Communications with TCP Fast Open

There's a lot of focus on the performance of mobile communications given the incredible rate at which mobile is outpacing legacy PC (did you ever think we'd see the day when we called it that?) usage. There's been tons of research on... Read more
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F5 Friday: Should you stay with HTTP/1 or move to HTTP/2 ?

Application experience aficionados take note: you have choices now. No longer are you constrained to just HTTP/1 with a side option of WebSockets or SPDY. HTTP/2 is also an option, one that like its SPDY predecessor brings with it several enticin... Read more
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Programmability in the Network: Making up for lost time with user bribes

90% of your users want your site to perform well during peak periods, like the next month or so. That's according to a study by Compuware, in which they also found that most dissatisfied users will throw you under a bus if your app or site... Read more
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Security Pinterest 2014

I would have put this in the "1024 Words" category, but I think I might have went over budget on the words. Enjoy! Read more
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5 ways the network can help ensure exceptional app performance

Getting to production is just the first step. Delivering exceptional user experience is the next, and that means there's work to be done - in the network. Bring on the NetOps! It doesn't matter whether we're talking about profit or... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Hybrid SSL Offload

Now your services can take advantage of hardware acceleration even when they're deployed on virtual machines Way back in the day, when SSL offloading was young and relatively new, there were a variety of hardware, software and even... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Your gateway to the future (of HTTP)

#SDAS #HTTP #webperf #SSL De facto standards can be as difficult to transition off of as official ones If you haven't heard about HTTP 2.0 it's time to start paying attention. It is anticipated that in November the latest version of the... Read more
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Why think about HTTP 2.0?

#webperf #HTTP #mobile The problem with web application performance is directly related to the increasing page size and number of objects comprising pages today. Increasing corporate bandwidth (the pipe between the Internet and the organization)... 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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SSL gets an SEO promotion in rank from Google. Business loses its mind.

#SSL Forget #infosec benefits and #webperf implications, SSL just did an end-run around IT and went straight to the business. With fewer than 1/3 of organizations securing apps with SSL, that could be a problem. If the business isn't... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: Avoiding network taxes to improve app performance

#SDAS #webperf Consumers are increasingly performance-sensitive, which means every microsecond counts. In the five seconds it takes you to read this, 60% of your visitors just abandoned your site. Another 20% were gone before you even hit the... Read more
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The MacVittie-Roberts Wall of DOOM

#devops #webperf Continuous Measurement needed. Performance. Speed. Velocity. Quality of experience. No matter what particular turn of phrase we use to describe it, the reality is that we'll try a whole lot of things if it promises to... Read more
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1024 Words: It's an application world

#webperf #infosec #mobility #iam #sdas #IoT It's no longer enough to be application-aware... in an application world it's a requirement to be application-driven. Read more
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HTTP 2.0 changes everything

#HTTP #ietf #webperf #infosec Despite the hype and drama surrounding the HTTP 2.0 effort, the latest version of the ubiquitous HTTP protocol is not just a marketing term. It's a real, live IETF standard that is scheduled to "go... Read more
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Honey app don't care...

... but your 'network' can - and should. #webperf #mobile #IoT Pop quiz: Your development team is developing a new mobile application. Should they optimize it for use over a mobile network or over WiFi? Another way to ask that same... Read more
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What Does 'HTTP is the new TCP' Mean for You

#SDN #webperf  It means you can't use "network" protocols to make intelligent decisions about applications any more. Back in 2000 (or 2001, I forget exactly), I got to test a variety of bandwidth management appliances. Oh, they... Read more
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Micro-Architectures Need Relational, Application-Driven Monitoring

#webperf #devops Is your monitoring strategy evolving along with your application and infrastructure architectures? As "applications" continue to morph into what we once might have called "mashups" but no longer do because,... Read more
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F5 Synthesis: SSD is Carpooling for the Network

#sdas #webperf Sometimes it's not whether or not you use hardware, but the hardware you choose to use Everybody talks a good game with respect to changing the economy of scale, but very few explain how that's going to actually happen. ... Read more
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The Evolution of TCP

#sdas #webperf Like everything about the Internet, TCP keeps on changing. In 1974 a specification was developed that would, eventually, launch what we know of as "The Internet." That specification was TCP and though it is often... Read more
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