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Speed, Scale, and Security: F5 now Connecting Containers in Kubernetes

by: Lori MacVittie

Containers. They’re not a fad, or a phase. Their adoption rate is actually pretty accelerated compared to its predecessor, virtualization.

Fallacy of Composition (Why Deploying to Production is So Hard)

by: Lori MacVittie

The integration of virtual (software) based network and application services into the CI/CD pipeline is a lot more real than some might think.

Where We’re Headed Now: Charting the Path for a Faster, Smarter, and Safer IoT

by: Patricia Du

The main theme of this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona was the ongoing digital transformation toward a "connected society." 5G will be instrumental in the adoption of Internet of Things (IoT) technologies such as smart...

Now that HTTPS is almost everywhere, what about IPv6?

by: Lori MacVittie

Let’s Encrypt launched April 12, 2016 with the intent to support and encourage sites to enable HTTPS everywhere (sometimes referred to as SSL everywhere even though the web is steadily moving toward TLS as the preferred protocol). As of the end of...

F5 Private Cloud Solution Package for OpenStack

by: Henry Tam

This week, F5 introduced the first and only turnkey solution package that includes advanced application and security services that are engineered, tested, and certified to run with the Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

State of App Delivery: Automation, APIs & DevOps

by: Lori MacVittie

The digital drumbeat has picked up its tempo, driving those responsible for the network and infrastructure that delivers apps to consumer and corporate users to look to automation...

The Gateways to Innovation are in the Network

by: Lori MacVittie

Throughout history, certain places have been anointed with the term “gateway to the _____.” These locations are famous for being strategically important for the defense of a kingdom or as a pathway to new opportunities.

SSO for your Hybrid Cloud

by: Lee Slaughter

47% of companies now have a cloud-first strategy. No matter where they reside, access to all your apps should provide simple and effective protection for user identities.

Half a Cloud is better than no Cloud

by: Lori MacVittie

Every time a new technology or approach to computing enters our field of vision, it is immediately seized upon and defined as being “x”. Maybe it’s based on characteristics, like elasticity and a utility-based business model. Perhaps it’s...

Credential stuffing: What is it and why you should worry about it

by: Lori MacVittie

While we’re likely all aware that credentials being out in the wild on the black market is a threat, many may not understand exactly why.


by: Shahnawaz Backer

I am surrounded by technology enthusiasts at F5 Networks – if I chanced on any workplace discussion, more often than not I would hear Apps…Smarter…Faster…Safer. In such company, I sometimes get skeptical looks when mentioning how trained and seasoned eyes can still fall prey to malware. Challenge accepted.

We didn’t know you needed…

by: Lori MacVittie

Many folks eschew the “cultural” component associated with DevOps. But bound up in “culture” is “communication,” and communication is critical to success not just of DevOps, but for any automation and orchestration efforts in the enterprise.

What SaaS teaches us about automating network infrastructure

by: Lori MacVittie

The success of SaaS is largely due to companies being able to identify and encapsulate in software commoditized business processes. The same holds true for network and infrastructure teams inside the business.

Dissecting the Data Path: A primer on app services

by: Lori MacVittie

For several years now, my cohort Cindy Borovick and I have conducted, compiled, and analyzed thousands of responses from IT professionals across the globe in response to our State of Application Delivery surveys. The primary focus of this survey...

Intelligent Inspection Zone for Optimized Security

by: Shahnawaz Backer

Technology is transforming the way we do business. It has brought ease and timelines. We do not have to stand in queues for paying utility bills or getting a taxi anymore. Our smartphone tells us...