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We (as in the industry at large) don't talk enough about applying architectural best practices with respect to emerging API and software-defined models of networking. But we should. That's because as we continue down the path that continues to software-define the network, using APIs an...
Executives charged with building business-driven applications have an extremely challenging task ahead of them. However, the cavalry has arrived with useful tools and strategies built specifically to keep modern applications working efficiently. We partnered with Gigaom Research to ca...
Inarguably, the pressure is on "the network" to get in gear, so to speak, and address how fast its services can be up and running. Software-defined architectures like cloud and SDN have arisen in response to this pressure, attempting to provide the means by which critical network servi...
It’s been a busy week here at Plexxi. On Tuesday, we announced our partnership with Cari.net, a high-performance, scalable and flexible hosting platform based on Microsoft Cloud OS. CARI.net’s newly released CARIcloud service is powered by Plexxi and uses software-defined networking to...
There are two major technology trends that have the potential to move the networking industry away from managing discrete devices and instead thinking of the network as a single distributed system. Software-defined networking (SDN) aspires to manage through centralized control, and Dev...
Combined Company Offers Powerful Suite of Dynamic Access Management, Data Security and Compliance SolutionsBoston, MA / Gothenburg, Sweden - September 5, 2014 - Cryptzone, a global provider of data security and identity and access management (IAM) solutions, has acquired HiSoftware Inc...
A good friend and business colleague once regaled me with his definition of a good corporate lawyer: “A good lawyer never says ‘no’; she says ‘here’s how’.” I thought this was an interesting and telling description – not because it conjured up creative interpretations of the law and lo...
August 2014 Server and StorageIO Update newsletter By Greg Schulz Welcome to the August 2014 edition of the StorageIO Update (newsletter) containing trends perspectives on cloud, virtualization, software d...
I wrap it up from VMworld 2014. Special thanks to F5ers Bill Church, Brandon Frelich, Nathan Pearce, Calvin Rowland, Paul Pindell & Kent Munson for their guest appearances. A special thanks to Andrew Berenato of AirWatch and thanks to Lars, Natasha, Jay and Robert for helping with ...
Kent Munson, F5 Principal Solution Engineer, explains why the F5 Management Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator won Best Partner Solution – VMworld 2014 – in the Cloud Automation category. The F5 Management Plug-in for vCenter Orchestrator provides automation, management, and orchestratio...
Paul Pindell, F5 Biz Dev Solution Architect, takes us over to the Whiteboard Kitchen to talk about the history of the F5/VMware EUC collaboration, walks through the timeline of the cool integrated solutions over the years and gives a glimpse of the upcoming F5 EUC alliance roadmap. Pau...
Elasticity is hailed as one of the biggest benefits of cloud and software-defined architectures. It's more efficient than traditional scalability models that only went one direction: up. It's based on the premise that wasting money and resources all the time just to ensure capacity on ...
Calvin Rowland, F5 VP Business Development, talks about the F5 & VMware partnership and brings us up to date on some of the latest developments. He also explains the criticality of technology alliances in today’s application driven world along with F5’s philosophy and guiding princ...
Andrew Berenato, AirWatch Business Development Manager, does a great job explaining the many enterprise mobile device management challenges that the BIG-IP & AirWatch integration solves. BYOD, secure corporate apps, maintain compliance and employee privacy are all covered. True ent...
Nathan Pearce, F5 Sr Technical Marketing Manager, shares a ton a great insight about NSX: what it is, what it does, why organizations deploy it along with how BIG-IP integrates with NSX. This integration solves two challenges – time to value and time to change. Wondering what that is? ...
Brandon Frelich, our Marketing Services Architect for Cloud & Security, talks about some of the implications and considerations for organizations looking to move toward a Software Defined Data Center. Areas include DDoS protection, identity & access management and policy contro...
Bill Church, F5 SE Manager, gives us the low down on VMware’s vCloud Air, why organizations would use it along with the benefits, both for visitors and administrators, of globally distributed applications. This includes the ability to dynamically and automatically provision services fo...
#devops #cloud #sddc #loadbalancing Elasticity should be non-disruptive. Elasticity is hailed as one of the biggest benefits of cloud and software-defined architectures. It's more efficient than traditional scalability models that only went one direction: up. It's based on the...
#vmworld #SDDC #NSX #SDAS #cloud VMware and F5 offer up a production-ready L2-7 SDDC Many of us may recall from our school days some fairly typical "word problems" in math class. Consider for a moment this familiar pattern: If it takes Bob 27 hours to complete a job, how lo...
#vmworld #SDDC #NSX #SDAS #cloud VMware and F5 offer up a production-ready L2-7 SDDC Many of us may recall from our school days some fairly typical "word problems" in math class. Consider for a moment this familiar pattern: If it takes Bob 27 hours to complete a job, how lo...
Are VMware VVOL's in your virtual server and storage I/O future? By Greg Schulz
VMware VVOL's and storage I/O fundamentals (Part I) By Greg Schulz
Sporting F5’s new SD/DC t-shirt, I show you how to find F5 VMworld Booth 1621 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Like an application delivery oasis, get a glimpse of the cool booth, the awesome giveaways and learn how the theme, ‘No Limits’, applies to application delivery. ps Rel...
We’re a few short days away from VMworld’s return to the Moscone Center in San Francisco. Our team will be in booth 747 (hence the jumbo-jet below),  to demo our products and answer any questions you might have about our products – including the new datacenter transport fabric and Big ...
A recent study by managed services vendor Adapt revealed that 61 percent of people attending the Cloud Computing Form claim to be familiar with the concept of SDDC but were unclear when explaining its benefits. That’s not surprising considering the conversations that we have dail...
Big Data is quickly overtaking SDN as a key phrase in today’s networking lingo. And overused already as it may be, it actually has a lot more meaning and definition compared to SDN. Big Data solutions are designed to work on lots of data as the name suggests. Of course they have been a...
Brocade Vyatta 5600 vRouter adds new functionality to accelerate Network Functions Virtualisation (NFV) adoption SAN JOSE, Calif., August 19, 2014 - Telefónica (NYSE: TEF) and Brocade (NASDAQ: BRCD) have partnered to establish new benchmarks for the deployment and performance of N...
Over the past few weeks I have had several conversations related to calculating network topologies and how packet forwarding is done based on those topologies. I wrote this post about a year ago explaining some of these details, but after a conversation with a customer earlier this wee...
Openwave Mobility Recognized for Innovation in Mobile Customer Experience Management REDWOOD CITY, Calif. August 19, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, announced today it was named a finalist in the Mobile Customer E...
LTE North America Conference Paves Road to LTE-AdvancedDALLAS, TX - August 18, 2014 - North America, globally the largest market for LTE subscriptions, will continue to see a rise in LTE subscribers throughout the coming years according to forecasts. LTE connections in North America gr...
As we head through earnings season, we get the opportunity to learn a bit about the state of the networking industry. Each data point gives us a bit more information about how the competitive landscape is unfolding, and ultimately how this will shape the market. So what do we know so f...
There is no doubt that software defined networking has the power to improve network performance on college campuses. University networks demand flexible and reliable solutions and many institutions are turning to SDN to save time, increase efficiency and reduce IT costs. A few of the a...
The Industry's First NFV-Ready Composite Web, Audio and Video Optimization Solution Honored for Delivering Exceptional LTE StrategiesREDWOOD CITY, Calif, August 15, 2014 - Openwave Mobility, a software innovator enabling operators to manage and monetize mobile data, announced today tha...
Is open source positioned to become the next mode of standardization in the virtualization world? It appears that might very well be the case following the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Industry Specifications Group’s deci...
User Experience (UX), in networking is a tricky thing. It’s not just about the direct user interaction of a particular feature or of a particular product. Over at Packet Pushers, we see many blog entries reviewing network products. Time and time again, they show us that UX encompass...
#ACI #SDN With the availability of the F5 device package for Cisco APIC, you can now rapidly provision the (entire) network from top to bottom.  A key concern of IT continues to center on provisioning of network services. Whether eliminating the time consuming task of manually pr...
In the five seconds it takes you to read this, 60% of your visitors just abandoned your site. Another 20% were gone before you even hit the first comma, and 30% of all them are purchasing from one of your competitors. That's what Limelight Networks "State of the User Experience" says,...
Application delivery, as defined as its own little corner of the network industry, has been fairly focused on assuring the performance, security and availability of applications since its inception back around 2003. Oh, the ways in which those three core tenets have been supported by a...
In a previous article, we talked about “Short T’s.” We talked about how, in network engineering, the “T” is very long: Configuring a network to achieve business goals requires considerable skill and knowledge. While we set up a conceptual model in that post to talk about what “T” me...
Have you ever wished that enterprise integration were as simple as snapping together LEGO Blocks? That’s the vision of San Mateo, California-based SnapLogic. The brainchild of […]