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SDN may be getting more attention than SDDC (Software Defined Data Center), but the reality is that SDN is part of a much larger initiative; one that encompasses the whole of the data center. In the quest to provide self-service IT, formerly known as IT as a Service and now appearing ...
#vmworld #vCloud #PHC6050 #EUC6104 #sddc How-tos and where to learn more about what's new with F5 and VMware As we're all gearing for up VMWorld (you are gearing up for the event, right?) it seems appropriate to highlight some existing resources for implementing VMware solutions wit...
Programmability is becoming as hyped as the technology trends with which it is associated: SDN, Devops, and even cloud. It's used to (incorrectly) describe everything from policy-based networking and orchestration to script invocation in distributed environments. It's offered as a solu...
#SDN #Cloud #F5 #agility2013 #SDDC #devops We did some question asking during SDN sessions at F5's Agility conference. Here's what we discovered about ... everything that's a buzzword Before you get any further, let me reiterate - these are totally unscientific and the sample size is ...
#devops Deployment patterns enabling continuous delivery help align operations with development - and keep user frustration to a minimum One of the most difficult transitions for operations to make is the need to support releases more frequently. While most organizations will never ...
#devops Deployment patterns enabling continuous delivery help align operations with development - and keep user frustration to a minimum One of the most difficult transitions for operations to make is the need to support releases more frequently. While most organizations will never ma...
Deployment patterns (or as I like to call them of late, devops patterns) are good examples of how devops can put into place systems and tools that enable continuous delivery to be, well, continuous. The goal of these patterns is, for the most part, to make sure operations can smoothly ...
#devops The canary deployment pattern is another means of enabling continuous delivery. Deployment patterns (or as I like to call them of late, devops patterns) are good examples of how devops can put into place systems and tools that enable continuous delivery to be, well, continuous...
#devops The canary deployment pattern is another means of enabling continuous delivery. Deployment patterns (or as I like to call them of late, devops patterns) are good examples of how devops can put into place systems and tools that enable continuous delivery to be, well, continuous...
I don’t make a habit of inserting myself into OSS wars, they tend to hurt everyone and benefit no one. Far too often (content management OSS projects are a great example) they result in code splitting and users with limited options moving forward. With that said, I read with some am...
One morning, while reading the Internet (yes, the entire Internet) one morning, I happened upon a rather snarky (and yes, I liked the tone and appreciated the honesty) blog on the value (or lack thereof, to be more precise) of A/B Testing, "Most of your AB-tests will fail". The blog is...
#webperf #ado You remember the service, not the plating (unless you're a foodie) One morning, while reading the Internet (yes, the entire Internet) one morning, I happened upon a rather snarky (and yes, I liked the tone and appreciated the honesty) blog on the value (or lack there...
#webperf #ado You remember the service, not the plating (unless you're a foodie) One morning, while reading the Internet (yes, the entire Internet) one morning, I happened upon a rather snarky (and yes, I liked the tone and appreciated the honesty) blog on the value (or lack there...
You may have noticed that I’ve been awfully quiet out here lately. That’s because I’ve been adapting to my new role and making certain I had a clue what I was talking about before I came out and posted a bunch of things. But it’s been long enough that it is time to start getting back ...
As with every technology, definitions almost immediately become muddled when it becomes apparent that the technology is going to "change the world." SDN is currently suffering from this phenomenon and it appears that cloud continues to suffer from it. Let me present Exhibit AAAA: Whi...
#cloud #infosec #devops Private cloud is about management, but not about hardware As with every technology, definitions almost immediately become muddled when it becomes apparent that the technology is going to "change the world." SDN is currently suffering from this phenom...
#cloud #infosec #devops Private cloud is about management, but not about hardware As with every technology, definitions almost immediately become muddled when it becomes apparent that the technology is going to "change the world." SDN is currently suffering from this phenom...
It was nearly 10pm on a Saturday night. A handful of architects and developers sat around a cube, munching on cold pizza and chatting while waiting for the phone call that would kick off testing. The phone call came, but not to begin testing. It was the dreaded call of failure. Somethi...
#devops There is no back button on deployment. But there can be. It was nearly 10pm on a Saturday night. A handful of architects and developers sat around a cube, munching on cold pizza and chatting while waiting for the phone call that would kick off testing. The phone call came, bu...
#devops There is no back button on deployment. But there can be. It was nearly 10pm on a Saturday night. A handful of architects and developers sat around a cube, munching on cold pizza and chatting while waiting for the phone call that would kick off testing. The phone call came, bu...
I have a weakness for a particular Android game that shall remain nameless (to protect the innocent, of course). It frequently complains that I have "a poor network connection." Even when I'm one hop from a fiber ring. Interestingly enough, it is almost always the case that this notifi...
#webperf #fast #mobile Alternative title: Stop Blaming the Network I have a weakness for a particular Android game that shall remain nameless (to protect the innocent, of course). It frequently complains that I have "a poor network connection." Even when I'm one hop from...
#webperf #fast #mobile Alternative title: Stop Blaming the Network I have a weakness for a particular Android game that shall remain nameless (to protect the innocent, of course). It frequently complains that I have "a poor network connection." Even when I'm one hop from...
Agile development methodologies advocate a rapid release cycle. Facebook, for example, noted last year that it pushes code live twice a day. Organizations may never push code that often, but they do push new versions, new features, and new APIs on a much more frequent cycle than has be...
#devops API and application versioning becomes a requirement when dev is agile. Agile development methodologies advocate a rapid release cycle. Facebook, for example, noted last year that it pushes code live twice a day. Organizations may never push code that often, but they do push n...
#devops API and application versioning becomes a requirement when dev is agile. Agile development methodologies advocate a rapid release cycle. Facebook, for example, noted last year that it pushes code live twice a day. Organizations may never push code that often, but they do push n...
A funny thing happened on the way to the next generation data center architecture... the network split. Not just operationally, with devops taking on more and more operational responsibility for application-focused infrastructure, and not just topologically. There is a bifurcation of t...
Improving performance and scale is - or should be - a primary motivator for those deploying VDI as well as trying to manage the continued growth of BYOD. Forrester's David Johnson notes a convergence of trends that, on the surface, appear only tangentially related but as he points out ...
#SDN #Cloud #Virtualization #devops Emerging technology is bifurcating not only operations, but the network itself  A funny thing happened on the way to the next generation data center architecture... the network split. Not just operationally, with devops taking on more and more...
#SDN #Cloud #Virtualization #devops Emerging technology is bifurcating not only operations, but the network itself  A funny thing happened on the way to the next generation data center architecture... the network split. Not just operationally, with devops taking on more and more...
#virtualization Making #VDI fast, secure and available. Improving performance and scale is - or should be - a primary motivator for those deploying VDI as well as trying to manage the continued growth of BYOD. Forrester's David Johnson notes a convergence of trends that, on the s...
#virtualization Making #VDI fast, secure and available. Improving performance and scale is - or should be - a primary motivator for those deploying VDI as well as trying to manage the continued growth of BYOD. Forrester's David Johnson notes a convergence of trends that, on the s...
The notion that PaaS exists solely "in the cloud" as a discrete environment of developer services is hampering the maturation of enterprise PaaS. The three most common answers to "give me an example of PaaS" are: Force.com, Azure, Google. I didn't even need to do an unscientific Inter...
Before June 29th, 2007, if you asked someone what kind of phone they had they would likely have answered with a manufacturer's name or brand: Motorola, Blackberry, Nokia. In September 2008, Google unleashed Android on the world and everything changed. Today, phones are primarily identi...
Before June 29th, 2007, if you asked someone what kind of phone they had they would likely have answered with a manufacturer's name or brand: Motorola, Blackberry, Nokia. In September 2008, Google unleashed Android on the world and everything changed. Today, phones are primarily identi...
Before June 29th, 2007, if you asked someone what kind of phone they had they would likely have answered with a manufacturer's name or brand: Motorola, Blackberry, Nokia. In September 2008, Google unleashed Android on the world and everything changed. Today, phones are primarily identi...
#PaaS #devops The notion that PaaS exists solely "in the cloud" as a discrete environment of developer services is hampering the maturation of enterprise PaaS The three most common answers to "give me an example of PaaS" are: Force.com, Azure, Google. I didn't ...
#PaaS #devops The notion that PaaS exists solely "in the cloud" as a discrete environment of developer services is hampering the maturation of enterprise PaaS The three most common answers to "give me an example of PaaS" are: Force.com, Azure, Google. I didn't ...
#gluecon #mobile #fastapp Mobile applications still rely on "the web" under the covers. On my phone I have, like most people I suspect, many "apps". The thing is, many of these "apps" are simply web sites that have been redesigned to fit the navigatio...
#gluecon #mobile #fastapp Mobile applications still rely on "the web" under the covers. On my phone I have, like most people I suspect, many "apps". The thing is, many of these "apps" are simply web sites that have been redesigned to fit the navigatio...