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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...

State of Application Delivery 2018: Security in the cloud, yes! Confidence, not so much.

by: Lori MacVittie

Digital transformation is a forcing function, encouraging automation and orchestration across IT and driving organizations to the decision to deliver apps from the public cloud. In fact, digital transformation permeates so thoroughly across IT...

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...

NetOps: Your options are to lead or get out of the way

by: Lori MacVittie

Digital Transformation initiatives are a forcing function on automation in production. If you don’t lead on automation, you will follow someone else – if you’re lucky. Developers have a leg up on coding/scripting/integration skills. But NetOp...

State of Application Delivery 2018: NetOps is on board the Automation Train

by: Lori MacVittie

As an IT polymath who loves programming languages as much I do protocols and wire captures, the blurring of the lines between the two required of automation and orchestration makes me giddy. For four years we’ve been tracking how respondents t...

The Art of Scaling Containers: Monitoring

by: Lori MacVittie

Scaling containers is more than just slapping a proxy in front of a service and walking away. There’s more to scale than just distribution, and in the fast-paced world of containers there are five distinct capabilities required to ensure scale:...

State of Application Delivery 2018: Digital Transformation Changes Everything

by: Lori MacVittie

Digital transformation (DX) is a slippery term to define. As with cloud years ago and more recently, DevOps, the term is treated like silly putty in the hands of whomever uses it.

The Art of Scaling Containers: Circuit Breakers

by: Lori MacVittie

Read about the role circuit breakers play when it comes to scaling container environments.

The State of Application Delivery 2018: Digital Transformation Driving Automation and Multi-Cloud Despite Security Concerns

by: Lori MacVittie

Discover the key findings of F5's fourth annual State of Application Delivery report.

The Art of Scaling Containers: Retries

by: Lori MacVittie

Lori MacVittie continues her series on "The Art of Scaling Containers", after touching on discovery and distribution, this blog digs into retries.

The Art of Scaling Containers: Distribution

by: Lori MacVittie

In part two of "The Art of Scaling Containers", Lori MacVittie digs into the role that distribution plays.

The Art of Scaling Containers: Discovery

by: Lori MacVittie

Scaling containers is more than just slapping a proxy in front of a service and walking away. There’s more to scale than just distribution, Lori MacVittie starts with discussing discovery.

Five Predictions for 2018 You Can Pretty Much Bank On

by: Lori MacVittie

Lori MacVittie decided to put down in digital ink what the data and technology cycle is showing will be pretty much a given in 2018.

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...

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...