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Load Balancing Apps and APIs: Algorithms versus Architecture

by: Lori MacVittie

For the most part, scaling apps and APIs are pretty much the same thing. Both require some sort of load balancer – usually a proxy – and are required to distribute requests across a pool of resources. But there is a fairly significant difference...

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.

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....

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.

I’ve Taken the Super-NetOps Course. Now How Do I Develop my Powers?

by: Robert Haynes

Robert Haynes walks you through suggested next steps once you've completed F5's initial Super-NetOps training.

Conquering video: Overcoming the congestion conundrum

by: Raffaele D'Albenzio

F5 technology offers a cost-effective solution to the challenge of video by improving the way Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) works on the mobile network.

State of Application Delivery 2018: Application Services are the Gateway to a Digital Future

by: Lori MacVittie

The primary purpose for our State of Application Delivery research is to understand the current – and predict the future – state of application delivery around the world. That means a focus on application services. These are the broad set...

F5 Per-App VE ‘individualizes’ traffic management and WAF services for faster app development

by: Edward O'Connell

Introducing Per-App offerings of F5 BIG-IP Virtual Edition for local traffic management and web application firewall services.

Open Source Spotlight: F5 Infrastructure as Code and Multi-Cloud Manageability

by: Lori MacVittie

You might have noted that a significant drum beat under the multi-cloud mantra is manageability. That’s because the task of scaling, securing, and delivering apps to users requires a certain set of services – load balancers, compute, storage, app...

The New OSI Network Stack: Containers and Half-Layers

by: Lori MacVittie

Back in 1983, a group of like-minded folks in the computer and telecom industries got together to create a detailed specification they called the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI).

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).