Archive Search Articles 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... NetOps Take Note of SRE Focus on MTTR to Realize Availability by: Lori MacVittie Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is a relatively new role – usually within engineering or operations – focused on maintaining, unsurprisingly, site reliability. That generally means availability of applications, but it also includes performance.... Open Source Spotlight: URL rewrite and Helm charts with F5 Container Connector by: Lori MacVittie Lori MacVittie looks at how technologies like F5 Container Connector help navigate the routes between modern environments and traditional networking. 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.... 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... 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. Production Pain Points and the Application Services that Relieve Them by: Lori MacVittie Developers in a RisingStack survey cite performance, security, and deployment difficulties in production environments Not all security and performance is the result of ‘bad code’. Platforms and protocol implementations are more often than not... Garbage In, Garbage Out: Don’t Automate Broken Processes by: Lori MacVittie When I was a wee lass getting ready to deliver my company’s very first Internet-enabled application, I learned a valuable lesson. It wasn’t about technology. It wasn’t about the Internet. It was about processes and how frustrating they can be t... Unlocking smart core network slicing for IoT and MVNOs by: Bart Salaets Network slicing is one of the most important 5G innovations available to mobile operators, allowing them to subdivide one physical network into multiple logical networks. Open Source Spotlight: F5 Enables A/B Testing and Blue/Green Deployments with Red Hat OpenShift by: Lori MacVittie Today’s fast-paced, digitally-enabled data centers need to be able to direct traffic, not just distribute it. Red Hat OpenShift is in use by 21% of respondents according to the State of Application Delivery 2018. A/B Testing and Blue/Gre... How to Win at Multi-Cloud: Standardize then Automate to Innovate by: Lori MacVittie Cloud has always been about realizing economies of scale. With digital transformation driving organizations to seek new opportunities to improve productivity (internal) and profit (external) with applications, the rate at which operations and apps... Forget the kids. We need this for IT Automation. by: Lori MacVittie To untangle the complexity inherent in IT automation today, we need to find a better way to construct the workflows that represent the processes used to deploy, manage, and configure IT infrastructure.