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Virtualize to Scale on Demand: Dynamic Service Function Chaining in the S/Gi-LAN

by: Patricia Du

F5's Patricia Du discusses service provider topics, including how value-added services improve the customer experience by controlling traffic based on user profiles, network policies, and application characteristics.

Three Things App Security is Not

by: Lori MacVittie

App security is a lot of things, but sometimes we need to stop and consider what it isn’t, particularly as the volume and frequency of applications developed and deployed to meet the insatiable demand continues to rise. 1. Not a high priority A...

New Auto Scaling & Standalone WAF solution for Amazon AWS

by: Tom Atkins

Let’s begin slightly off-topic by discussing the world’s favorite video on-demand service, Netflix. Between 2009 and 2016, Netflix observed a staggering increase in subscribers, from 12 million to just over 48 million, adding 1.43 million new...

Are your business apps a cause for concern?

by: Shahnawaz Backer

Commentary from F5's Shahnawaz Backer on Asia Pacific’s rise in global fintech investments, along with the related security considerations.

IDaaS, Everything but the Directory Sync

by: Mark Campbell

Commentary from F5's Mark Campbell on how SaaS and the subscription-based delivery of business applications have become a preferred consumption model.

Serverless isn’t about servers, it’s about apps

by: Lori MacVittie

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding the concept of “serverless computing.” That could be because it’s quite erroneously named. It’s not about servers or computing.

Good Enough is only Good Enough Until It Isn’t

by: Lori MacVittie

Then it’s too late to cajole frustrated customers to come back. They’ve already found another provider of whatever it was you were trying to sell them.

Nearly Half of Orgs Hit by Smokescreen DDoS Attacks

by: Lori MacVittie

Information security is rife with military terminology. That’s unsurprising, given the abstract relationship between the opposing forces; one trying to attack while the other defends. Modern DDoS attacks are surprisingly simplistic, in strategy at...

App Services at the Heart of the Experience Economy

by: Lori MacVittie

We hear a lot about the digital economy and the API economy, but the experience economy is what both are powering.

Forget uptime. A low MTTR is the new ‘5 9s’ for IT

by: Lori MacVittie

Outages are expensive. Whether they’re ultimately the result of an attack or a failure in software or hardware isn’t that relevant. The costs per minute of downtime are increasing, thanks to the growing reliance on APIs and web apps of the modern,...

Time for NetOps to Embrace Continuous Deployment

by: Lori MacVittie

Continuous deployment doesn’t have to mean every change, every time, right away. But it does have to start somewhere. CI/CD (Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery) is the domain of developers. It’s the overarching model for improving speed...

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.

A Multi-Cloud Strategy Needs Multi-Cloud Solutions

by: Lori MacVittie

There is little doubt (in my mind, at least) that the new standard operating model for enterprise organizations is based largely on cloud. I use the term “cloud” as a broad umbrella for both private (on-premises) and public (off-premises) cloud...

State of Application Delivery 2017: Cloudy Challenges

by: Lori MacVittie

Cloud is not going away, and multi-cloud is definitely the target destination for most organizations today. What remains is the journey to get there.

F5 Application Connector: Connecting and Controlling Cloud Apps

by: Lori MacVittie

Applications are moving to public clouds. Maybe not as fast as the market predicted (hoped?), but they are moving.