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Cisco Live and F5

by: Drew Milam

With fireworks in our rearview mirror, it’s time to turn our focus toward Las Vegas for Cisco Live, July 10-14, at the Mandalay Bay. Whether you’re going to the event or following online, here’s a snapshot of what to expect from F5 at...

Making Apps Go Faster

by: Lori MacVittie

As we continue to break up the data center by breaking applications and the networks on which they depend, one business aphorism remains true: speed is king. Performance remains a business level concern that impacts everything from sales to...

The Hierarchy of Application Needs

by: Lori MacVittie

Most folks have heard or seen Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. If you aren’t familiar with the concept (or need a refresher), here’s the TL;DR – Maslow believed that people are motivated to achieve certain needs. He defined a five level hierarchy...

Key Takeaways from the RSA Conference in San Francisco

by: Keii

Security in the real world (politics, business, etc.) leads to challenges such as the IT talent shortage. Organizations are looking for solutions to help them intelligently manage user risk, data risk, and application risk.

The Fastest DDoS Mitigation in the West

by: Jay Kelley

Companies of all sizes are bombarded daily by network attacks and breaches. One of the most basic, yet effective network attacks against organizations and their applications are distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks. The onslaught of these enterprise-aimed attacks has even the most security conscious organizations questioning their application defenses.

Securing next-generation mobile networks

by: Peter Margaris

F5's Peter Margaris discusses securing next-generation mobile networks

Service Providers and F5's New VIPRION B4450

by: Jay Kelley

A deeper dive on F5's just-announced VIPRION performance blade

Digitalisation in Education

by: Jezmynn Koh

If someone from the 19th century was teleported to witness a mathematics class in action in the year 2016, I would pay to see their astonished looks! From smart board interactions to children fiddling with iPads absorbing all the knowledge the...

On monoliths versus microservices

by: Lori MacVittie

Microservices (and their oft-referenced BFF, containers) are beginning to take over the hearts and minds of developers across the board. It’s not just startups that are adopting the loosely coupled, API-only, granular design principles of...

Identity theft: A threat more severe than you think

by: Kuna Nallappan

The financial services industry in Asia is one of the most heavily regulated sectors, and compliance is often touted as a form of security assurance. However, compliance is just a single aspect of security. Various regulations cover a wide range...

Go Beyond POLB (Plain Old Load Balancing)

by: Lori MacVittie

Scalability is a critical capability for both business and applications. On the business side, scaling operations is key to enabling the new app economy...

On Cloud Nine: Singapore’s journey to a Smart Nation

by: Kuna Nallappan

The Infocomm Development Authority (IDA) wants to make Singapore the world’s first Smart Nation, and this vision means connecting devices, things and people to provide better quality of life in an era of mobility, urban density, aging population...

Application Services: The heartbeat of today’s app driven world

by: Keii

Applications sit at the heart of today’s world. They power businesses, serve customers and drive revenue. Emerging technologies open up fresh opportunities but they also bring about new challenges and a lot more complexity. A recent study by F5...

Making the Business Case for HTTP/2

by: Lori MacVittie

HTTP/2 was developed with performance in mind. That being said, it seems simple to make a business case based on the reality that performance is king, particularly when mobile apps are involved. Whether costs are measured in productivity or...

3 Things Ops Needs to Know about Load Balancing

by: Lori MacVittie

Load balancing. It’s commonly accepted that we need it, rely on it, and use it every day to scale up (and hopefully down) applications. It’s become critical infrastructure responsible for not only scaling to meet demand but ensuring the continued...