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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...

Ingress Controllers: New Name, Familiar Function

by: Lori MacVittie

Colloquialisms. These are those words and phrases that have a uniquely local meaning that can confound those not native to the area. For example, when I’m out and about and thirsty, I look for a bubbler.

Container Danger in the Cloud

by: Lori MacVittie

The slow but steady migration to cloud-based environments has had an impact on many aspects of IT. One we rarely make mention of is administration. But we should.

Speed, Scale, and Security: F5 now Connecting Containers in Kubernetes

by: Lori MacVittie

Containers. They’re not a fad, or a phase. Their adoption rate is actually pretty accelerated compared to its predecessor, virtualization.

Containers are tired of being typecast

by: Lori MacVittie

Thanksgiving and … turkey. Christmas and … trees. Containers and …. microservices. If the first word you thought of for each of those matches my expectations, then you’ve fallen prey to over-association in the technology market today.

Networking in the Age of Containers

by: Lori MacVittie

Over the past few years, as virtualization and now containerization have increased the density of apps on any given piece of hardware, we’ve become obsessed with the challenge of managing east-west traffic instead of north-south traffic. For...

DevOps Summit: Where the network got invited to the party

by: Lori MacVittie

At DevOps Summit NY there’s been a whole lot of talk about not just DevOps, but containers, IoT, and microservices. Sessions focused not just on the cultural shift needed to grow at scale with a DevOps approach, but also made sure to include the...