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App Modernization and the March to Digitization

by: Keii

Right now, DevOps is the topic for developers and network experts. The next step in understanding the state of the market was our recent webinar series.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Open Source Spotlight: F5 Eclipse Plugin for NetOps

by: Lori MacVittie

As a developer, my favorite editor for writing code is vim. I know, I know. But it’s fast, I can get around in it, and it isn’t emacs. (Yeah, I went there.)

Big data doesn’t lie but the people who enter it might

by: Lori MacVittie

There’s an old business axiom we all know that  goes like this: The customer is always right. In this digital economy, it turns out that axiom has to change to read: The customer’s data is always right. Let me illustrate with a little...

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.

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...

Application Capital

by: Kara Sprague

F5 SVP Kara Sprague outlines an evolution of physical and digital capital that has led to the present era of Application Capital as an organization's most valuable asset.

The Surprising Truth about Digital Transformation: Diseconomy of Scale

by: Lori MacVittie

This is the fourth 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...