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Containers, APIs, and Security Rule Two

by: Lori MacVittie

#LockTheDoor already You would think by now that nothing about security would surprise me. Maybe it’s not that I’m surprised, but rather I’m disappointed. Disappointed in the failure to adhere to even the most basic of security principles. You...

Why Should DevOps Practitioners Care about Per-App Architectures?

by: Lori MacVittie

Implied in that question is the conclusion that you should. For decades now we have been deploying the application services that comprise much of the production pipeline on shared platforms. Application services like load balancing, application...

Leaders and Laggards in Cloud: It’s all about the Application Services

by: Lori MacVittie

Sometimes I love reading commentary from El Reg on IT and technology. Delivered with just the right amount of bite, their bark is often right on target. Other times, though, they miss the mark in their biting commentary. In a diatribe on cloud...

Size Matters (But not that Much) in Network Automation

by: Lori MacVittie

So says the data. It would be easy to dismiss the importance of network automation by claiming that the size of your organization (and subsequently, demand) doesn’t warrant the admittedly significant effort required. After all, if there’s only...

BIG-IP Cloud Edition: Making Sure Your App Party is Well Provisioned

by: Zach Westall

Zach Westall explains what intelligent traffic management, orchestration, and autoscaling have to do with a good party, wrapping up his series on BIG-IP Cloud Edition.

How to Prepare for Cloud-to-Cloud Migration

by: Lori MacVittie

Oh yes. It’s happening. Consider making it a part of your overarching cloud strategy to make the process less painful. What do the following have in common? Salmon, Canadian Geese, Monarch butterflies, and applications. If you guessed all of...

Software is Still Eating IT: Its Next Course is Application Services

by: Lori MacVittie

Back in 2015, I noted that Software was Eating IT. That was based on data culled from a variety of industry sources included RightScale, HBR, PWC, and others. From development to deployment to delivery, software was taking over everywhere. But...

Pay-As-You-Go BIG-IP VE and Advanced WAF Now Available for Azure Government

by: Tom Atkins

Perfect for development and test purposes, these instances provide true cloud-native operational flexibility with no long-term commitments or contracts.

The Container Colloquialism Translator for NetOps

by: Lori MacVittie

There are days when the jargon coming out of container land makes your head swim. With each new capability or feature offered by related solutions – service mesh, orchestrators, registries – seems to mandate a new term or phrase.

Conquer Your Cloud Security Concerns with F5 Advanced WAF on AWS and Azure

by: Tom Atkins

These virtual editions protect applications and data with complete feature parity across on-premises and multi-cloud deployments.

You Can’t Do Immutable Infrastructure without a Per-App Architecture

by: Lori MacVittie

Back in 2013, we were introduced to the concept of an immutable server. An immutable server is, as the term immutable suggests, static. Its configuration is fixed and cannot (or at least should not) be changed. If changes are required, a new...

Mainstream Microservices Mania: Challenges Increasing with Adoption

by: Lori MacVittie

Just a few short years ago microservices were a curiosity discussed by developers with a kind of giddy excitement at the possibilities and opportunities the fledgling app architecture presented. Today, even us networky folks are talking about...

BIG-IP Cloud Edition: The Security Advantage of Per-App Architectures

by: Zach Westall

Apps introduce risk, and the apps that rely on other apps introduce even more risk – Zach Westall continues his blog series on BIG-IP Cloud Edition

The Surprising Truth about Digital Transformation: Container Confusion

by: Lori MacVittie

This is the last 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...

A Brief Catch-Up Ahead of the AWS Public Sector Summit

by: Tom Atkins

Each year, Washington D.C. plays host to one of the largest cloud-oriented public sector gatherings on the planet – AWS’ suitably dubbed Public Sector Summit.