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The Internet of Security Things No, this isn't a tirade on the security of IoT. It's about story about change. Specifically, change and its implications on security. Change is constant. There's a million different axioms and proverbs about change, so it's really hard to choose just one to sum up how it impacts security. Inarguably it does. And right now there's a lot of change going on that's impacting security. "Micro" movement like microservices and microsegmentation are dramatically changing perimeters and breaking apart traditional "edge" security into distributed pockets of security, each architected specifically for the application or architecture it's protecting. The nearly ubiquitous use of HTTP as the de facto application transport protocol (it's the new TCP, you know) has led to an increasing rise in the elimination of network access and an increase focus ... (more)

Microservices vs Microsegmentation | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Docker #Microservices

Microservices versus Microsegmentation Let's just nip the conflation of these terms in the bud, shall we? "MIcro" is big these days. Both microservices and microsegmentation are having and will continue to have an impact on data center architecture, but not necessarily for the same reasons. There's a growing trend in which folks - particularly those with a network background - conflate the two and use them to mean the same thing. They are not. One is about the application. The other, the network. There is a relationship, but it's a voluntary one. They are two very different thing... (more)

Software Is Eating IT By @LMacVittie | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #Containers #Microservices]

Software is eating the world. Everywhere you look there's an app for that. And I'm talking everywhere - including places and activities that maybe there shouldn't be an app for. No, I won't detail which those are. The Internet is your playground, I'm sure you can find examples. The point is that software is eating not just the world of consumers, but the world of IT. While most folks take this statement to mean that everything in IT is becoming software and the end of hardware is near, that's not really what it's saying. There has to be hardware somewhere, after all. Compute and ... (more)

Operationalizing the Network on Target By @LMacVittie | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Operationalizing the Network on Target with F5 and Chef Operationalizing the network continues to be a driving force behind DevOps and SDN. The ability to solve real problems using programmability to automate and orchestrate infrastructure provisioning and configuration across the application release process remains the hope for many interested in one or the other - and often times both. A recent Avaya sponsored, Dynamic Markets survey (reg required) dove deep into the demesne of SDN and found that many of the problems companies have - and expect to be solved by SDN - are directl... (more)

If SDN Is the Answer What Was the Question? By @LMacVittie | @CloudExpo [#SDN #Cloud]

State of Application Delivery 2015: If SDN Is the Answer What Was the Question? SDN is a still simmering trend. It's not boiling over like cloud did in its early years but rather it's slowly, steadily continuing to move forward as more organizations evaluate, pilot and implement pockets of SDN within their organization. But it's not all rainbows and unicorns. A mere 8% of organizations in our State of Application Delivery 2015 reported having SDN deployed in production. Another 8% were in their initial implementation, but a whopping 43% had no plans to deploy at all. That's n... (more)