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Why Infrastructure Matters to Developers using Containers

by: Lori MacVittie

Today, one of the most frequently heard questions in the halls of an infrastructure provider is how to explain the value of that infrastructure to the developer community. Trouble is, most of the benefits of infrastructure are garnered after...

Using F5 BIG-IP to Eliminate Tiers When Scaling Apps in Containers

by: Lori MacVittie

Or is that ‘tears’ of frustration? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Perhaps it’s both. There is a relationship between network and application architectures. Usually we like to talk about how changes and shifts in application architectures impact the...

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...

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.

Container Automation Drives Frictionless App Services

by: Jonathan George

One of the ways app developers are able to simplify their dev and test is to incorporate containers and microservices for maximum efficiency and portability.

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...

Open Source Spotlight: URL rewrite and Helm charts with F5 Container Connector

by: Lori MacVittie

Lori MacVittie looks at how technologies like F5 Container Connector help navigate the routes between modern environments and traditional networking.

Eight Reasons Why the Future of Scaling Containers is Service Mesh

by: Lori MacVittie

Microservices are great for development velocity, but the complexity in these architectures lies in the service-to-service communication that microservices depend on. There are, right now, at least three different architectural options for...

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.

F5’s BIG-IP and IBM Cloud Private Integration

by: Craig Scarborough

Microservice architectures are becoming the standard for cloud native workloads, but what about layer 4–7 services?

Open Source Spotlight: F5 Enables A/B Testing and Blue/Green Deployments with Red Hat OpenShift

by: Lori MacVittie

Today’s fast-paced, digitally-enabled data centers need to be able to direct traffic, not just distribute it. Red Hat OpenShift is in use by 21% of respondents according to the State of Application Delivery 2018. A/B Testing and Blue/Gre...

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: 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:...

The Art of Scaling Containers: Circuit Breakers

by: Lori MacVittie

Read about the role circuit breakers play when it comes to scaling container environments.