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iControl is F5’s open, web services-based API that allows complete, dynamic, and programmatic control of F5 configuration objects. With iControl you can work like a wizard—add, modify, or configure your F5 device in real time.

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Lori MacVittie
Updated 7 hours ago by Lori MacVittie

Many approaches within DevOps take the view that infrastructure must be treated like code to realize true continuous deployment. The TL;DR on the concept is simply this: infrastructure configuration and related code (like that created to use data...

Jason Rahm
Updated 3 days ago by Jason Rahm
5 out of 5 stars

Well hello there, community! Starting June 1st, we’re going to follow February’s successful Security Month with a month-long effort focused on programmability. The daily content schedule will drop June 1st, but you can look forward...

Neil Jaques
Updated 1 week ago by Neil Jaques

We’ve had a fantastic first day at Agility EMEA in Vienna – thanks to everyone who was able to join us! For anyone who missed out, here’s a snapshot of what took place! First off, we announced this morning the findings from our EMEA survey into...

Nathan Pearce
Updated 1 week ago by Nathan Pearce

Announcing F5® iWorkflow™ F5's Programmability & Orchestration team is pleased to announce the release of iWorkflow™ 2.0. Today, May 17th, marks the beginning of your application delivery “doing-more-in-less-time”...

Jodie Putrino
Updated 1 month ago by Jodie Putrino
5 out of 5 stars

Introduction to F5's OpenStack initiatives

Jason Rahm
Updated 1 month ago by Jason Rahm
5 out of 5 stars

On the side of the road in northern Missouri just north of Mark Twain’s stomping grounds, there is a slice of hillside removed just to the side of the highway. In Arkansas, there’s a nondescript field tucked away in a state park. Short of word of...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 2 months ago by Lori MacVittie
2 out of 5 stars

Containers are rapidly rushing to the fore. They’re the darling du jour of DevOps and it’s a rare conversation on microservices that doesn’t invoke it’s BFF, containers. SDx Central’s recent report on containers found only 17% of respondents that...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 2 months ago by Lori MacVittie
5 out of 5 stars

We know programmability is important. Whether we’re talking about networking and SDN, or DevOps and APIs and templates, the most impactful technologies and trends today are those involving programmability. F5 is, as you’re no doubt aware, n...

Tim Rupp
Updated 3 months ago by Tim Rupp
5 out of 5 stars

Right around the time that I started at F5, I was at the pinnacle of my exposure to Ansible. So imagine my surprise when I saw BIG-IP modules in the Ansible core product! I immediately wanted to know which one of my colleagues I could go talk...

Tim Rupp
Updated 4 months ago by Tim Rupp
5 out of 5 stars

Ansible is an orchestration and automation engine. It provides a means for you to automate the administration of different devices, from Linux to Windows and different special purpose appliances inbetween. Ansible falls into the world of DevOps...

Jason Rahm
Updated 3 days ago by Jason Rahm
5 out of 5 stars

Well hello there, community! Starting June 1st, we’re going to follow February’s successful Security Month with a month-long effort focused on programmability. The daily content schedule will drop June 1st, but you can look forward...

Jodie Putrino
Updated 1 month ago by Jodie Putrino
5 out of 5 stars

Introduction to F5's OpenStack initiatives

Jason Rahm
Updated 1 month ago by Jason Rahm
5 out of 5 stars

On the side of the road in northern Missouri just north of Mark Twain’s stomping grounds, there is a slice of hillside removed just to the side of the highway. In Arkansas, there’s a nondescript field tucked away in a state park. Short of word of...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 2 months ago by Lori MacVittie
5 out of 5 stars

We know programmability is important. Whether we’re talking about networking and SDN, or DevOps and APIs and templates, the most impactful technologies and trends today are those involving programmability. F5 is, as you’re no doubt aware, n...

Tim Rupp
Updated 3 months ago by Tim Rupp
5 out of 5 stars

Right around the time that I started at F5, I was at the pinnacle of my exposure to Ansible. So imagine my surprise when I saw BIG-IP modules in the Ansible core product! I immediately wanted to know which one of my colleagues I could go talk...

Tim Rupp
Updated 4 months ago by Tim Rupp
5 out of 5 stars

Ansible is an orchestration and automation engine. It provides a means for you to automate the administration of different devices, from Linux to Windows and different special purpose appliances inbetween. Ansible falls into the world of DevOps...

Lori MacVittie
Updated 11/6/2015 by Lori MacVittie
5 out of 5 stars

I spent a lot of time waxing theoretical about how you can do this and that and the other thing (yes, THAT thing) using one of the many faces of F5 programmability. There’s our SOAP and REST API – iControl – and our smart templates, iApps, and o...

Nathan Pearce
Updated 9/29/2015 by Nathan Pearce

Orchestration is key to achieving reduced time-to-value. What is this "time to value"? In technology speak, its the measurement of time for a system or resource to be made available to its intended audience. This system might generate...

Joe Pruitt
Updated 9/24/2015 by Joe Pruitt

In my last few articles, I've begun the discussion on the 6 pillars of DevOps and have covered Management, Integration, Communication, and Collaboration: Management  Integration DevOps 101 – Integration  Communication and...

Jason Rahm
Updated 6/8/2015 by Jason Rahm

Back in 2006, DevCentral was just a toddler. The great thing about toddlers is they grow like crazy, constantly learning new things and building skills at a rapid pace. Such was the case for us. I was a customer at the time and I got a call from...

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