Archive Search Articles Three Signs of an App Attack Developers Should Know by: Lori MacVittie Apps are under siege. Attacks occur with alarming frequency – every 39 seconds according to research conducted by the University of Maryland – with disturbingly high probability of success. Developers, who increasingly shoulder the burden of... State of Application Delivery 2018: Security in the cloud, yes! Confidence, not so much. by: Lori MacVittie Digital transformation is a forcing function, encouraging automation and orchestration across IT and driving organizations to the decision to deliver apps from the public cloud. In fact, digital transformation permeates so thoroughly across IT... 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... State of Application Delivery 2018: Application Services are the Gateway to a Digital Future by: Lori MacVittie The primary purpose for our State of Application Delivery research is to understand the current – and predict the future – state of application delivery around the world. That means a focus on application services. These are the broad set... State of Application Delivery 2018: Multi-cloud is not just Marketing by: Lori MacVittie It seems like just yesterday we were using the term “hybrid” cloud and arguing like fishwives over what it meant. The latter half of 2017 saw the rise of the term “multi-cloud” (with many of the same arguments regarding what it meant). Now,... 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... State of Application Delivery 2018: Digital Transformation Changes Everything by: Lori MacVittie Digital transformation (DX) is a slippery term to define. As with cloud years ago and more recently, DevOps, the term is treated like silly putty in the hands of whomever uses it. 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. Four Years in Review: What’s Changed in the State of Application Delivery by: Cindy Borovick With our 4th annual SOAD report published, we look back and share how the market has evolved, and what we have learned. 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... Welcome to 2018: Apps Under Siege by: Lori MacVittie Apps are the strategy upon which business has staked its digital survival, and F5 Labs research shows they will remain under siege in 2018. This year, let’s resolve to be vigilant in their protection, no matter whether they lie over hill in the... 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.