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The Surprising Truth about Digital Transformation: Diseconomy of Scale

by: Lori MacVittie

This is the fourth blog in a series on the challenges arising from digital transformation. The Surprising Truth about Digital Transformation The Surprising Truth about Digital Transformation: Cloud Chaos The Surprising Truth about Digital...

F5 Officially Supporting Ansible for Application Services Deployment

by: Lori MacVittie

As part of the robust and expanding Ansible ecosystem, F5 provides a wide variety of Ansible modules to automate the onboarding, configuration and deployment of F5 application services. Enabling Ansible-based automation simplifies, enable...

The Surprising Truth about Digital Transformation: Skipping Security

by: Lori MacVittie

It will be no surprise for many IT veterans to hear that when app performance becomes an issue, security is the first service out the door.

Open Source Spotlight: Increasing Observability with F5 Cloud Logger iApp

by: Lori MacVittie

Developers (and DevOps) crave observability. That’s visibility, but with more alacrity, meaning APIs and integration with tools and dashboards.

The Surprising Truth about Digital Transformation: Cloud Chaos

by: Lori MacVittie

This is the second blog in a series from Lori MacVittie. Let us note that the chaos associated with cloud is most often a people and process problem, not a technical one.

Top Five Scalability Patterns

by: Lori MacVittie

Availability is serious business in an economy where applications are currency. Apps that don’t respond are summarily deleted and bad mouthed on the Internet with the speed and sarcasm of a negative Yelp review. Since the earliest days of the...

The Surprising Truth about Digital Transformation and What It’s Doing to Your Network

by: Lori MacVittie

It’s not really that technology is changing all that much, it’s more the fact that how we engage with technology is rapidly changing.

Load Balancing Apps and APIs: Algorithms versus Architecture

by: Lori MacVittie

For the most part, scaling apps and APIs are pretty much the same thing. Both require some sort of load balancer – usually a proxy – and are required to distribute requests across a pool of resources. But there is a fairly significant difference...

IT Automation is Strategic

by: Lori MacVittie

What if I told you that “mainframes host more transactions daily than Google (1.3 million/second on CICS vs. 68,542/second on Google), including 55 percent of all enterprise transactions.” (Forbes) Would you be shocked? You shouldn’t. While...

NetOps Take Note of SRE Focus on MTTR to Realize Availability

by: Lori MacVittie

Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) is a relatively new role – usually within engineering or operations – focused on maintaining, unsurprisingly, site reliability. That generally means availability of applications, but it also includes performance....

See How to Route Apps across Multi-Cloud Containers with F5 and Red Hat at Red Hat Summit

by: Lori MacVittie

F5 is at Red Hat Summit this week demonstrating multi-cloud capabilities with OpenShift Containers, Ansible automation, and Aspen Mesh / Istio insight.

Open Source Spotlight: URL rewrite and Helm charts with F5 Container Connector

by: Lori MacVittie

Lori MacVittie looks at how technologies like F5 Container Connector help navigate the routes between modern environments and traditional networking.

Why is a Declarative Model Important for NetOps Automation?

by: Lori MacVittie

Lori MacVittie: If you’re going to automate all the things, go declarative.

What is Infrastructure as Code for NetOps?

by: Lori MacVittie

As DevOps approaches creep over the wall into network operations, it drags with it new terminology. These colloquialisms can be confusing to NetOps who’ve not encountered them before, and can befuddle IT executives who are being pressured to...

BIG-IP Cloud Edition: Per-app Security and Scale

by: Lori MacVittie

There is a new network coming to a data center near you. And by ‘near you’ I mean within walking distance of your desk. Whether we like it or not, pressure from digital transformation continues to drive development of new apps at a frantic pace....