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EMEA Ramps Up Digital Transformation Ambitions

Now in its sixth year, the State of Application Services (SOAS) report reveals that 91% of surveyed EMEA organisations now have specific digital transformation execution plans in progress. Against this backdrop, the SOAS report found that 66% of surveyed EMEA organisations said they depend on applications to run their business—indicating that digital transformation has clearly shaken up application-based decision making.

F5 Technical Services: Continuing Business in the Time of Coronavirus

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a new work reality almost overnight. Globally, companies like F5 are finding new ways to reinforce flexibility and innovative collaboration as key elements of employee culture. In this article, Jay Kelley takes a closer look at the activities of the Technology Services team at F5 during the course of March 2020 to meet the changing needs of the company and its customers.

Gaining Visibility into your Applications Requires Breaking Down Operational Silos

F5 EVP Kara Sprague: One of the reasons why application-level visibility remains so elusive is because application data paths are complex. There are generally several operational silos along the data path for a single application, and even more operational silos for each of the application architectures and infrastructure environments used within any multi-cloud architecture. And where there are silos, there is limited visibility.

Engaging Global Teams and Communities during Shifting Tides of COVID-19

As COVID-19 continues to make its impact felt on a worldwide scale, F5’s Chief Human Resources Officer Ana White and Chief Marketing & Customer Experience Officer Mika Yamamoto reflect on implementing response and readiness efforts reaching employees and communities worldwide.

Optimizing Remote Access to Support WFH during COVID-19

The dominance of video and SaaS traffic today is, in part, why remote access services are being overwhelmed. In parallel, the rise of telemedicine during this pandemic is increasing and along with it, live video traffic. One way to increase capacity and improve performance for remote users is to update your remote access configuration to reflect the modern makeup of application traffic.

DevOps Rising to the Occasion, Filling the Web App Security Gap with F5’s Essential App Protect Service

Essential App Protect takes the complexity and guesswork out of safeguarding applications delivering simple, fast, and scalable cloud-based security for web apps—wherever they’re deployed. The service can be activated within minutes, giving apps out-of-the-box protection against common web exploits, malicious IPs, and coordinated attacks.

The Next Journey for Applications: Extracting Value from a Sea of Data

"Data is the new oil" or "Data is the grease of the digital economy." If you're like me, you've probably heard these phrases, or perhaps even the more business school-esque phrase "data exhaust monetization," to the point of being clichés. But like all good clichés, they are grounded in a fundamental truth, or in this case, in a complementary pair of truths.

Keeping Networks Running and Protected in a Time of Uncertainty

A new reality brings new vulnerabilities. With nearly 100% of staff telecommuting, what becomes the most important link in the connectivity chain? When exponentially more customers rely on the Internet to order products, what part of an organization’s operations suddenly becomes the most critical? Of course, it’s the network.

Cloud, COVID-19, and the Elusive Measure of Agility

For more than a decade now, the term cloud has promised agility as one of its primary benefits. Surveys and studies often cited the elusive and nebulously defined "agility" as a key adoption driver of all forms of cloud.

NetDevOps Survey: The Increasingly Automated Life of NetOps

The inescapable truth of this survey is that the life of a network operations professional is increasingly automated. From configuration changes to ...