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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...

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:...

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.

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.

Open Source Spotlight: F5 Announces It Will Commit More than Code

by: Lori MacVittie

Open source has come a long way (baby) since the days of lengthy downloads and subsequent custom compiles of Slackware.

HTTP Rising: Telemetry, Tracking, and Terror in Container Environs

by: Lori MacVittie

HTTP is ubiquitous. If a device has networking capabilities, it probably speaks HTTP as fluently as you speak your native language.

Speed and Scale: F5 BIG-IP as Ingress control for Kubernetes

by: Lori MacVittie

There’s as much confusion as there is chaos in container land. Every day seems to bring some new capability or component to the world of container orchestration environments. That’s necessary, because it’s still maturing as use of containers...

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).

How Container Orchestration Environments Impact Health Monitoring

by: Lori MacVittie

At the heart of availability is monitoring. Every load balancer – before it chooses a target resource – has to know whether that resource is actually available or not. Otherwise, what’s the point? In environments where resources have lifetimes...

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.

Vulnerable Stuff Running in Containers Still Vulnerable Stuff

by: Lori MacVittie

It has been said – and not just by me – that encrypted malicious code is still malicious code. The encryption does nothing to change that...

F5 Container Connector: Now with Ingress Control, Red Hat OpenShift, and Pivotal Cloud Foundry

by: Lori MacVittie

If you haven’t noticed, containers are continuing to build momentum with a surprising speed. Not even cloud can brag of this kind of zealous adoption. While it’s important to remember that deploying containers in production does not mea...