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MWC 2015 – How LTE Roaming Works (feat Nas)

Peter Nas, Sr. Solution Architect, explains what happens when the many MWC attendees from all over the world arrive in Barcelona and need to connect their mobile devices to a carrier network. Peter does a great job walking us through what happens...

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...

F5 Threat Analysis: It's a mad, mad, mad, mad ... bot

Madness. It's an aptly named bot, as it's likely to evoke just that reaction in those who find it lurking in their systems or at whom its sets it sights. A disturbing trend illustrated by the focus of our latest threat analysis is the...

DevCentral Top 5: Feb 25, 2015

The articles on DevCentral have been absolutely fantastic as of late.  Understandably, readers can expect to find great F5-related technical content here at DevCentral, but several industry-relevant pieces are also found in this...

Is the Security Skills Shortage Real?

I think the Security Shortage is real. It's not just my opinion, it's shared by nearly every CISO I've ever talked with. But the young guys can't find a job. How do we bridge this gap? Some suggestions to move forward.

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MWC 2015 – TCP Opt for Service Providers (feat Yue)

Frank Yue, Sr. Technical Marketing Manager, visits again to talk about the unique challenges service providers face in managing mobile data traffic. As more devices are generating more traffic, congestion can create bottlenecks on a carrier’s network. Service providers need to manage and properly deliver that traffic efficiently to subscribers. Frank explains that TCP was not really designed...

Why TCP optimisation has become more important than content optimisation

Since the very early days of 2G and 3G deployments, mobile operators from all around the world have been deploying and using content optimization platforms. The reasons for deploying these technologies were pretty straightforward. Bandwidth at the 2G and 3G radio layers was pretty low compared to bit rates that were available on wireline networks, so reducing the bit rates of the ever...

Why TCP optimisation has become more important than content optimisation

Since the very early days of 2G and 3G deployments, mobile operators from all around the world have been deploying and using content optimization platforms. The reasons for deploying these technologies were pretty straightforward. Bandwidth at the 2G and 3G radio layers was pretty low compared to bit rates that were available on wireline networks, so reducing the bit rates of the ever...

Mobile Service Providers are missing a Key Security Issue - And it is not DNS

#MWC15 Barcelona is a great city, but with 100,000 people coming to the city for Mobile World Congress, it is expected that the criminals will come in force to prey upon these unwary travelers. When I travel, I am careful to protect myself from unsavory acts such as pickpocketing or physical attack. I avoid areas that may be dangerous and I take care to protect my personal belongings from theft...

Mobile Security That Just…Is.

Guest Blog by Jay Kelly, Senior Product Marketing Manager #MWC15 I believe that we can all agree that mobility is exploding, can’t we? According to an IDC report, the worldwide mobile workforce is expected to reach 1.3 billion people by the end of this calendar year (2015). That, according to the same report, represents a tad over 37 percent of the global workforce. And, according to a report...

MWC 2015 - SDN Demystified (feat Duncan)

With an industry full of TLAs (three letter acronyms) Richard Duncan, Sr. Manager Systems Engineering, gives a wonderful explanation of SDN using the universal TV remote example. In this fun interview, Richard demystifies SDN and explains how SDN allows organizations to select best of breed technologies and the SDN overlay allows those components to seamlessly work together just like when you...

MWC 2015 – Getting Work Done on the Go (feat Carovano)

Ron Carovano, Manager, Business Development, joins us from the F5 kiosk in the AirWatch Connect booth at #MWC15. Always a fun and informative guest, Ron fills us in on the F5/AirWatch partnership and how our joint solution helps an employee with their brand new personal mobile device connect to business applications. Out of the box to productivity with granular control and true enterprise...

MWC 2015 – How LTE Roaming Works (feat Nas)

Peter Nas, Sr. Solution Architect, explains what happens when the many MWC attendees from all over the world arrive in Barcelona and need to connect their mobile devices to a carrier network. Peter does a great job walking us through what happens when a mobile device connects to a foreign network and how F5’s Signaling Delivery Controller (SDC) helps route the user and the data roaming traffic...

2015: Revolusi Menuju Era Software Defined Everything

Please find the English language post from which this was adapted here. Konsep apapun berbasis software / software-defined; mulai dari Software Defined Networking (SDN), Software Defined Storage (SDS), dan bahkan meluas hingga Software Defined Data Centre (SDDC); kini mulai banyak dikumandangkan di dunia IT enterprise. IDC memperkirakan bahwa pasar untuk Software Defined Networking (SDN)...

Why Spanish Cuisine is Like the New Mobile Service Provider Business Model

#MWC15 I enjoy coming to Barcelona every year for Mobile World Congress. On one hand, the show is overwhelming with the number of attendees and back to back meetings I have when I am here. But on the other hand, I get to experience and enjoy the great cuisine in this city. I always like to try new foods and see what the local cuisine is like no matter how odd it may seem to my sensibilities...

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