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Open Source Spotlight: Auto Scaling Mesos

by: Lori MacVittie

Thanks to cloud, auto scaling applications is now nearly synonymous with scalability. And until recently, auto scaling apps with Mesos was a mostly manual endeavor.

The Dawn of Cloud Arbitrage: Equinix Builds and F5 helps Pave the Way

by: Calvin Rowland

Along with their just-opened San Jose data center, Equinix leverages F5 BIG-IP for application services to support multi-cloud interconnection.

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Automation Needs

by: Lori MacVittie

If there’s anything hotter than containers right now, it’s probably something based on containers, like serverless. In addition to being the “cool” kid on the block right now, it’s also the focus of just how important automation and orchestration*...

In Container Land, Declarative Configuration is King

by: Lori MacVittie

Digital transformation on the inside is integral to enabling digital transformation on the outside. One of the foundational components of internal digital transformation is automation, which relies heavily on the control plane. The control plane...

Why Networks Matter to App Architecture

by: Lori MacVittie

Lori MacVittie comments on the evolution of the network, and the next wave of architectures rolling in (that’s serverless).

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...

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.

Turns out SDN is Not Dead Yet

by: Lori MacVittie

SDN, which started out with a roar, was last seen whimpering by the side of the technology highway watching containers and DevOps speed by on their way to an invite-only party in the enterprise without so much as glancing back at the recent...

Why Public Cloud is Embracing FPGAs and You Should Too

by: Lori MacVittie

Amidst the rush of consumer-facing ads and releases during the 2016 holiday season, Amazon made quite a stir when it announced it was embracing hardware.

Container Orchestration Illustrates Power of the (Other) API Economy

by: Lori MacVittie

Digital transformation cannot be focused solely on the outside, it must include the inside as well. This year’s buzzword bingo card includes the amorphous phrases “digital transformation” and “API economy.” They have real meanings, but they’re...