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F5 Friday: It's an iApps-travaganza!

New iApps are available for your provisioning pleasure.


Programmability is hot, and one of the most efficient forms of programmability are templates. Deployment templates  improve time to market, reduce risk by eliminating the introduction of errors common to manual configuration and contribute to efforts to lower operational costs by automating and orchestration the provisioning and configuration of services.

In the case of F5, that means application services and their complementary iApps.

Now there are already a whole bunch of iApps and many of them support typical deployment scenarios such as an HTTP-based (web) server or DNS services.

But many of the most popular iApps (based on actual customer usage) are those that are specifically designed to help easily and rapidly deploy Microsoft, Citrix, VMware and Oracle solutions. Whether it's IIS or Sharepoint, Exchange or XenApp, PeopleSoft or VMware View, customers take advantage of IApps every day to realize consistent, predictable and repeatable provisioning required to achieve success in an application world.

With that in mind, we've got a great list of New and updated iApps for your provisioning pleasure. All iApps are available at downloads.f5.com and each comes with its own deployment guide that contains manual configuration tables (in case you want to double check, you know, or just want to preview what's going on). 

NEW! Release Candidate:

New Standard Release IApps:

These iApps are f5 supported and available for version 11.x.

If you're not sure about iApps or just want to talk shop with other folks who have used (and written their own iApps) then cruise on over to DevCentral's iApp Community and check it out, log in and join the conversation.

Happy Provisioning!

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Lori MacVittie is responsible for education and evangelism of application services available across F5’s entire product suite. Her role includes authorship of technical materials and participation in a number of community-based forums and industry standards organizations, among other efforts. MacVittie has extensive programming experience as an application architect, as well as network and systems development and administration expertise. Prior to joining F5, MacVittie was an award-winning Senior Technology Editor at Network Computing Magazine, where she conducted product research and evaluation focused on integration with application and network architectures, and authored articles on a variety of topics aimed at IT professionals. Her most recent area of focus included SOA-related products and architectures. She holds a B.S. in Information and Computing Science from the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay, and an M.S. in Computer Science from Nova Southeastern University.