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New F5 Private Cloud Solution Package for OpenStack

by: Ankita Bhalla

OpenStack supports an increasing number of mission-critical applications, but it can still be complex to set up. F5 makes it easier.

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...

F5 Extending the Red Hat OpenStack Platform Advantage with Enhanced Service Definitions

by: Lori MacVittie

Today we’re announcing some significant updates to the F5 Private Cloud Solution Package for OpenStack...

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...

Open Source Spotlight: F5 Infrastructure as Code and Multi-Cloud Manageability

by: Lori MacVittie

You might have noted that a significant drum beat under the multi-cloud mantra is manageability. That’s because the task of scaling, securing, and delivering apps to users requires a certain set of services – load balancers, compute, storage, app...

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...

Private Clouds Demand a Different Mindset

by: Robert Haynes

Successful private cloud adoption is not (just) about the infrastructure. It requires fundamental changes in the way your network operations work.

New Solutions Enable the Multi-Cloud World

by: Sangeeta Anand

SVP Sangeeta Anand takes a closer look at the promise of multi-cloud environments and new technologies from F5.

F5 Private Cloud Solution Package for OpenStack

by: Henry Tam

This week, F5 introduced the first and only turnkey solution package that includes advanced application and security services that are engineered, tested, and certified to run with the Red Hat OpenStack Platform.

Templates are Taking over the Cloud

by: Lori MacVittie

Cloud – and for purposes of this post I mean infrastructure as a service (IaaS) – enables business agility primarily be freeing those tasked with deploying apps from the complexity of all the infrastructure wiring underneath.  By no...

If an app can’t go to the cloud, the cloud must go to the app

by: Lori MacVittie

Insights from the State of Application Delivery 2017 Many (and I mean a lot) of folks push back on the very existence of the idea of private (on-premise) cloud. This is not new; I’ve been fighting the “public is the only way” false dilemma for...

Betting on OpenStack to Evolve Service Provider Infrastructures

by: Patricia Du

Service providers want to scale their networks with virtual functions to lower costs, reduce time to market, and improve operational efficiency.

F5 Application Delivery Services in OpenStack: What Does it Mean to You?

by: Robert Haynes

Recently, F5 has released a number of OpenStack components, including open source LBaaS V2 plugin code, a Heat plugin library, and Heat templates.

OpenStack Summit Here We Come

by: Lori MacVittie

One of the (unsurprising to me) reasons some organizations are either keeping their feet firmly planted in the data center or returning after a stint in the cloud is the lack of robust services available for building out comparable architectures...

Turning up the OpenStack Heat with F5

by: Lori MacVittie

OpenStack is making its way into production. In OpenStack’s sixth user survey, it found that 60% of deployments were there, in production. That’s compared to only 32% a mere two years earlier.  That’s in part thanks to the steady growth of...