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IT Automation is Strategic

by: Lori MacVittie

What if I told you that “mainframes host more transactions daily than Google (1.3 million/second on CICS vs. 68,542/second on Google), including 55 percent of all enterprise transactions.” (Forbes) Would you be shocked? You shouldn’t. While...

Azure Stack Support – Expanding F5’s Multi-Cloud Ecosystem

by: Tom Atkins

F5 empowers Azure users to further enhance the hybrid capabilities of architectures through replication of supporting application services across environments.

See How to Route Apps across Multi-Cloud Containers with F5 and Red Hat at Red Hat Summit

by: Lori MacVittie

F5 is at Red Hat Summit this week demonstrating multi-cloud capabilities with OpenShift Containers, Ansible automation, and Aspen Mesh / Istio insight.

What is Infrastructure as Code for NetOps?

by: Lori MacVittie

As DevOps approaches creep over the wall into network operations, it drags with it new terminology. These colloquialisms can be confusing to NetOps who’ve not encountered them before, and can befuddle IT executives who are being pressured to...

BIG-IP Cloud Edition: Per-app Security and Scale

by: Lori MacVittie

There is a new network coming to a data center near you. And by ‘near you’ I mean within walking distance of your desk. Whether we like it or not, pressure from digital transformation continues to drive development of new apps at a frantic pace....

Eight Reasons Why the Future of Scaling Containers is Service Mesh

by: Lori MacVittie

Microservices are great for development velocity, but the complexity in these architectures lies in the service-to-service communication that microservices depend on. There are, right now, at least three different architectural options for...

Per-App Architectures Protect Apps at Home and in the Cloud

by: Lori MacVittie

The data center is being driven to change by digital transformation, with cloud, containers, and catastrophic breaches prompting this evolution sooner rather than later.

The Three AWS Web Application Firewall Managed Rules You Need to Deploy Now

by: Lori MacVittie

A mind-boggling number of applications reside in the cloud without any protection. No web app firewall. No identity or access control. Nothing. They’re just out there, open to attack. That’s a nightmare for business, and a dream come true for...

There is no such thing as a non-critical app when it comes to security

by: Lori MacVittie

At Thermopylae, so the story goes, the Persians were able to defeat the Spartans by outflanking them thanks to a narrow goat path rather than the expected frontal assault.

Why A Per-App Approach to Application Services Matters

by: Lori MacVittie

I can’t read minds (my kids would disagree but that’s neither here nor there) but I can read the responses to our State of Application Delivery survey. And when I read them through the lens of self-identified app developers I see a very...

How Cloud and Containers are Driving Application Services to Disaggregate

by: Lori MacVittie

Applications drive decisions on everything from location to the form-factor of delivery infrastructure, based on app needs and requirements.

Open Source Spotlight: What’s New for F5 in Ansible 2.5

by: Lori MacVittie

New F5 modules have been added with more security profiles, licensing support, and monitoring. More information and community support for a variety of playbooks is available on DevCentral or Github.

F5’s BIG-IP and IBM Cloud Private Integration

by: Craig Scarborough

Microservice architectures are becoming the standard for cloud native workloads, but what about layer 4–7 services?

The Importance of ADCs for IoT in Public Cloud Environments

by: Frank Strobel

With F5 BIG-IP virtual editions, IoT-focused organizations can seamlessly deploy in public or multi-cloud environments with maximum flexibility.

F5 Acquires Microsoft Gold Cloud Competency

by: Tom Atkins

Confidence in the public cloud is on the rise as the market and platforms mature, thanks in part to certification and competency validations from major providers.