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#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...
Q: What do you think when you hear the word "network"?   Which is about what I expected - an emphasis on the lower layers (2-3) of the stack, some crossover at the transport layer (4) and diminishing mindshare at the higher layers (5-7). That bodes somewhat poorly for ...
Q: What do you think when you hear the word "network"?   Which is about what I expected - an emphasis on the lower layers (2-3) of the stack, some crossover at the transport layer (4) and diminishing mindshare at the higher layers (5-7). That bodes somewhat poorly for ...
Q: What do you think when you hear the word "network"?   Which is about what I expected - an emphasis on the lower layers (2-3) of the stack, some crossover at the transport layer (4) and diminishing mindshare at the higher layers (5-7). That bodes somewhat poorly for ...
#gluecon #devops Intelligent handling of requests whether for testing or migration or upgrades requires programmability in the network. Cory von Wallenstein, CTO of Dyn Inc, gave a great presentation at Glue 2013 on upgrading infrastructure. If you weren't at Glue (or were and mis...
#gluecon #devops Intelligent handling of requests whether for testing or migration or upgrades requires programmability in the network. Cory von Wallenstein, CTO of Dyn Inc, gave a great presentation at Glue 2013 on upgrading infrastructure. If you weren't at Glue (or were and mis...
#gluecon #devops Intelligent handling of requests whether for testing or migration or upgrades requires programmability in the network. Cory von Wallenstein, CTO of Dyn Inc, gave a great presentation at Glue 2013 on upgrading infrastructure. If you weren't at Glue (or were and mis...
Don and I have four children, all of whom have had the fortune to take piano lessons (I'm not sure if the youngest would agree he's fortunate at this point in his life but at five, he's not really able to answer the question with any degree of wisdom, anyway. Come to think of it, not s...
#devops At the heart of automation is a simple Aristotelian premise: we are what we repeatedly do. Don and I have four children, all of whom have had the fortune to take piano lessons (I'm not sure if the youngest would agree he's fortunate at this point in his life but at fiv...
#devops At the heart of automation is a simple Aristotelian premise: we are what we repeatedly do. Don and I have four children, all of whom have had the fortune to take piano lessons (I'm not sure if the youngest would agree he's fortunate at this point in his life but at fiv...
#SDN #API #devops What is it that applications want, and more importantly, what of those desires can the network fulfill? That's one of the questions SDN has to answer in order to make SDN relevant in the big picture that is the software-defined data center. What is it, other than...
#SDN #API #devops What is it that applications want, and more importantly, what of those desires can the network fulfill? That's one of the questions SDN has to answer in order to make SDN relevant in the big picture that is the software-defined data center. What is it, other than...
The age of data center automation is upon us. Whether it's cloud or SDN or devops in general, automation as a means to achieve efficiency and, one hopes, free up resources that can be then redirected to focus on innovation. As is always the case when we begin to move further upwards...
#sdn #devops #cloud What you need to do isn't changing, just how you do it. “We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not...
#sdn #devops #cloud What you need to do isn't changing, just how you do it. “We are the children of a technological age. We have found streamlined ways of doing much of our routine work. Printing is no longer the only way of reproducing books. Reading them, however, has not...
#F5 - #ADN, not #SDN should be the end goal. When Lori and I were writing import/export routines for a large software vendor, we had a phrase to remind ourselves that what we loved was not necessarily the all-important part of what we were doing. We used to say “It’s all about the dat...
One of the major challenges facing organizations as they grapple with increasing traffic, users, devices, and applications is managing the connective tissue that enables the users, devices, and applications to communicate. This was already a growing problem when virtualization and then...
#OpenStack #Cloud #devops It's not just about operations, it's also about IT as a whole A Forrester Infrastructure and Operations analyst, Dave Bartoletti, offered up his thoughts on OpenStack in a recent blog, "OPENSTACK SUMMIT REPORT: REAL CUSTOMERS BUILDING BETTER PROD...
#OpenStack #Cloud #devops It's not just about operations, it's also about IT as a whole A Forrester Infrastructure and Operations analyst, Dave Bartoletti, offered up his thoughts on OpenStack in a recent blog, "OPENSTACK SUMMIT REPORT: REAL CUSTOMERS BUILDING BETTER PROD...
#OpenStack #Cloud #devops It's not just about operations, it's also about IT as a whole A Forrester Infrastructure and Operations analyst, Dave Bartoletti, offered up his thoughts on OpenStack in a recent blog, "OPENSTACK SUMMIT REPORT: REAL CUSTOMERS BUILDING BETTER PROD...
#SDN Seriously, stop laughing and think about it for a minute...  One of the major challenges facing organizations as they grapple with increasing traffic, users, devices, and applications is managing the connective tissue that enables the users, devices, and applications to com...
#SDN Seriously, stop laughing and think about it for a minute...  One of the major challenges facing organizations as they grapple with increasing traffic, users, devices, and applications is managing the connective tissue that enables the users, devices, and applications to com...
As with most new exciting (read: hyped) technology there's always some initial fragmentation that occurs in the market. Everyone wants to have their fingers in the newest pie and from that comes what musicians call "variations on a theme." The melody is the same, but the harmony and ch...
#SPDY implementation, testing, and verification tools, SPDY implementation bits. Quickly, read this ;-). I was researching something totally unrelated today, and happened upon a couple of things that made me decide to write a quick blog about SPDY support and the tools available to yo...
This simple phrase encapsulates so much more than just the notion of platforms capable of supporting multiple development languages. It comprises the notion of an operationalized polyglot platform, one that brings standardization to operations while providing flexibility for developers...
We were serious about getting serious about managing hybrid cloud and federating application network services Last month I brought up the need to manage application network services - load balancing, acceleration, optimization, application security.. you know, application services tha...
#SDN models: switches and overlays As with most new exciting (read: hyped) technology there's always some initial fragmentation that occurs in the market. Everyone wants to have their fingers in the newest pie and from that comes what musicians call "variations on a theme.&qu...
#SDN models: switches and overlays As with most new exciting (read: hyped) technology there's always some initial fragmentation that occurs in the market. Everyone wants to have their fingers in the newest pie and from that comes what musicians call "variations on a theme.&qu...
We were serious about getting serious about managing hybrid #cloud and federating application network services Last month I brought up the need to manage application network services - load balancing, acceleration, optimization, application security.. you know, application services t...
We were serious about getting serious about managing hybrid #cloud and federating application network services Last month I brought up the need to manage application network services - load balancing, acceleration, optimization, application security.. you know, application services t...
#PaaS @rishidot What does that mean? It means operationalizing the platform. Krishnan Subramanian recently posted slides he created for Cloud Connect India on the topic of PaaS. Krish covers drivers and where PaaS is headed and includes in his list of characteristics of next-generatio...
#PaaS @rishidot What does that mean? It means operationalizing the platform. Krishnan Subramanian recently posted slides he created for Cloud Connect India on the topic of PaaS. Krish covers drivers and where PaaS is headed and includes in his list of characteristics of next-generatio...
Don't laugh or next week we'll talk fractals and tessellations and nature and tie that back to ERP. Somehow. Don't tempt me. I'm not kidding. The other day I was shopping (on-line of course, because you know, Internets) as I often do: I was putting things into my shopping cart and o...
#geek Don't laugh or next week we'll talk fractals and tessellations and nature and tie that back to ERP. Somehow. Don't tempt me. I'm not kidding. The other day I was shopping (on-line of course, because you know, Internets) as I often do: I was putting things into my...
#geek Don't laugh or next week we'll talk fractals and tessellations and nature and tie that back to ERP. Somehow. Don't tempt me. I'm not kidding. The other day I was shopping (on-line of course, because you know, Internets) as I often do: I was putting things into my...
Lori and I were discussing the entire topic of agility the other day, she looking at it from the SDN prospective, and I from the evolutionary perspective for development. While I know there has been a metric ton of writing about the topic, since I’ve used agile development, and find it...
And what it means to #devops One of the realities of application development is that there are a lot of factors that go into its underlying architecture. I came of age during the Epoch of Client-Server Architecture (also known as the 1990s and later the .com era) and we were taught,...
And what it means to #devops One of the realities of application development is that there are a lot of factors that go into its underlying architecture. I came of age during the Epoch of Client-Server Architecture (also known as the 1990s and later the .com era) and we were taught,...
And what it means to #devops One of the realities of application development is that there are a lot of factors that go into its underlying architecture. I came of age during the Epoch of Client-Server Architecture (also known as the 1990s and later the .com era) and we were taught,...
If you’ve ever developed for an enterprise IT department, and had to please the end user, you know very well that they don’t care about what your technical limitations are, they care about getting a tool that helps them do their job better. Oh some will commiserate with you about your...