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How is SDN disrupting the way businesses develop technology?
You must have read so much about software-defined networking (SDN) by now that you probably think you know it inside and out. However, such a nascent industry is constantly evolving and there are always new aspects to discover and learn about. While much of the focus on SDN has focused on the technological benefits it brings, potential challenges are beginning to trouble some SDN...
Find F5 at AWS re:Invent 2015
I show you how to find F5 Booth 830 at AWS re:Invent. AWS re:Invent has grown tremendously over the last 4 years and F5 is here to help organizations ensure that their critical app services follow those applications to the cloud. Get a behind the scenes view of the Venetian Sands Expo Hall preparing for the opening night reception and some of the interesting trends occurring within technolog...
Easter Egg: BIG-IP Advisory Banner
Let's take a minute and step away from the technical stuff and look at something a little more entertaining.
In 11.6 a GUI enhancement was added to display an Advisory Bar at the top and bottom panes of the GUI.
Now I am not talking about the Security Banner that everyone is familiar with.
But something that is useful everyday of the week when managing multiple...
IoT: Tabs to be Read Later
I've been traveling a bit over the last month and my tabs-to-read-later pile is growing. We'll be at AWS re:Invent next week so I thought I'd unload some of the IoT stories that caught my eye recently, that I'm finally getting to read. Apologies if this is old news to you.
One I've been holding on to almost the longest is an interesting INC article Our Future Will be...
F5 APM Client Feature and F5 Edge Client Now Support Recently Released Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan)
With the release of Apple Mac OS X 10.11 earlier this week, we (F5) wanted to provide a quick update on F5 APM client and Edge Client compatibility and support for this release.
As of yesterday (October 1, 2015), F5 APM client and Edge Client supports Mac OS X 10.11. The Compatibility Matrices for BIG-IP APM versions 11.4.1, 11.5.3, 11.6.0, and 12.0 have been updated to reflect...
Configuration Example: BIG-IP APM as SAML IdP for Amazon Web Services
Creating Temporary Security Credentials for SAML Federation - AWS Security Token Service
Giving Console Access Using SAML - AWS Security Token Service
AWS Metadata File
For more information on SAML take a look at Security Assertion Markup Language
For more information on using APM as a SAML IdP take a look at Using APM as a SAML IdP SSO portal
Two Attributes are...
AWS re:Invent 2015 – The Preview Video
I preview AWS re:Invent, the Amazon Web Services annual user conference, happening next week October 6-9 at The Venetian Sands in Las Vegas. From Booth 830, F5 will show you how you can take your critical application services with you to the cloud. The sold out show is expecting 20,000 attendees and if you can’t get to the event, bookmark this channel and watch some of the highlights. p...
The Impact of the Observer Effect on Microservices Architecture
Application availability is not just the measure of “being up”. Many apps can claim that status. Technically they are running and responding to requests, but at a rate which users would certainly interpret as being down. That’s because excessive load times can (and will be) interpreted as “not available.” That’s why it’s important to view ensuring application availability as requiring attention...
Jefe, would you say I have a plethora of agility 2015 labs?
The Three Amigos. I loved that movie when I was a kid. There’s one exchange between El Guapo & Jefe that just makes me laugh so hard every time I think about it:
Jefe: I have put many beautiful pinatas in the storeroom, each of them filled with little suprises.
El Guapo: Many pinatas?
Jefe: Oh yes, many!
El Guapo: Would you say I have a plethora of...
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