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Production Pain Points and the Application Services that Relieve Them

by: Lori MacVittie

Developers in a RisingStack survey cite performance, security, and deployment difficulties in production environments Not all security and performance is the result of ‘bad code’. Platforms and protocol implementations are more often than not...

The Hunt for IoT Exposes Targeting of Build Infrastructure

by: Lori MacVittie

The Hunt for IoT by our own F5 Labs threat researchers continues. Its latest report exposes not only an active search for vulnerable IoT devices, but the targeting of build infrastructure.

NetOps Needs to be Agile because the Cloud Can Change Overnight

by: Lori MacVittie

NetOps needs to embrace DevOps methodologies and principles to restore the balance of stability and speed to support the growing number of applications deployed in the public cloud. There is a belief on this side (the network side) of the fence...

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...

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...

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...

Security Rule One: You’re probably violating it right now

by: Lori MacVittie

By now you’ve heard Security Rule Zero enough to know it by heart. You do know it by heart, right? Just in case, let me refresh your memory: THOU SHALT NOT TRUST USER INPUT. EVER. Excellent. Now that we’ve got that fundamental rule established...

Open Source Spotlight: OpenStack LBaaS Enhanced Service Definitions

by: Lori MacVittie

One of the often mentioned benefits of cloud – private or public, on-prem or off – is speed. Speed to provision, speed to scale, speed to ultimately get an app delivered to the users who desire or demand its functionality. To get that speed, much...

Dear NetOps: Security Rule Zero Applies to You, Too

by: Lori MacVittie

Okay, NetOps. As you’re getting all automated up and scripting your hearts out, it’s time for a gentle reminder about security. I’m not talking about firewalls and WAF or other security services you may be responsible for.

Closing Data Center Generational Gaps with NetOps

by: Lori MacVittie

Don’t let anyone tell you hardware doesn’t matter. Hardware is everywhere. In every mobile phone. Every Fitbit and techno-gadget we own. In our cars. In our laptops and tablets. Increasingly, it’s in our appliances. In our watches. And apparently,...

New Skill and New Demands: The Private Cloud Challenge for Network Operations

by: Robert Haynes

Cloud adoption changes the way we deploy applications, and the way that IT fulfills its responsibility of “stopping everything breaking.”

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...