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Per-App Architectures Protect Apps at Home and in the Cloud

by: Lori MacVittie

The data center is being driven to change by digital transformation, with cloud, containers, and catastrophic breaches prompting this evolution sooner rather than later.

How Cloud and Containers are Driving Application Services to Disaggregate

by: Lori MacVittie

Applications drive decisions on everything from location to the form-factor of delivery infrastructure, based on app needs and requirements.

Open Source Spotlight: What’s New for F5 in Ansible 2.5

by: Lori MacVittie

New F5 modules have been added with more security profiles, licensing support, and monitoring. More information and community support for a variety of playbooks is available on DevCentral or Github.

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...

Garbage In, Garbage Out: Don’t Automate Broken Processes

by: Lori MacVittie

When I was a wee lass getting ready to deliver my company’s very first Internet-enabled application, I learned a valuable lesson. It wasn’t about technology. It wasn’t about the Internet. It was about processes and how frustrating they can be t...

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...

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: 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...

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...

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:...

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 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.