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NetOps Embrace of Automation will lead to need for NetOps Ops

by: Lori MacVittie

Automation is the future. DevOps has long embraced the idea of automating everything in sight, but NetOps is quickly closing the gap between them using automation and orchestration extensively in production processes. Nearly half (46%%) of...

Is DevOps ‘Build to Fail’ Philosophy a Security Risk?

by: Lori MacVittie

Breaking Betteridge’s Law of Headlines, the short answer is yes. But as all things today involving technology, the long answer is a bit more involved than that. DevOps has become, I think, fairly pervasive across all industries. While not...

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...

Scale your Apps and your People (This time for free)

by: Teri Patrick

Commentary on how F5's new Super-NetOps training program can break down operational silos and get the right teams doing the right work in close collaboration.

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.

Adopting Automation: Don’t Sacrifice Strategy for Speed

by: Lori MacVittie

Like multi-cloud, automation can be (and should be) strategic.  In a perfect IT world, we would see the smooth road of (internal) digital transformation follow a predictable path to success. It would start with the selection of platforms and...

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.

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.