Enterprises deploying applications on AWS may have concerns about security, performance, and loss of control. The F5 BIG-IP platform alleviates these concerns by providing the same high availability, performance, and security services that most enterprises currently have in their private data centers.
Imagine if, in order to browse the internet, you had to remember dozens—maybe hundreds—of web addresses consisting not of website names, but long strings of numbers. It would be impossible, right? That’s why the Domain Name System (DNS) was created back in 1983.
Operations teams are expected to manage increasingly complex, heterogeneous environments while meeting enterprise-class service levels for application delivery. DevOps best practices enable applications to scale rapidly and efficiently without costly manual interventions. The F5 and Puppet joint solution provides the functionality for operations teams to deploy, automate, and manage the configuration of an entire application infrastructure stack. This gives application developers the ability to elastically expand and contract infrastructure resources, automate application tests, and reduce application development time frames.
As load balancers continue evolving into today's Application Delivery Controllers, it's easy to forget the basic problem for which load balancers were originally created—producing highly available, scalable, and predictable application services. Intelligent application routing, virtualized application services, and shared infrastructure deployments of ADCs can obscure these original goals—but it's still critical to understand the fundamental role load balancing plays in ADCs.
With the dynamics of ensuring user experience for web applications constantly evolving, IT groups must continually review how they deliver business applications. In 2017, several factors have resulted in infrastructure and application architecture changes that depreciate front-end optimization technologies originally developed 5–10 years ago. Today, ensuring that the web server/client infrastructure is aligned to HTTP/2 is the most important step toward helping organizations deliver critical applications faster and more efficiently—while driving an enhanced user experience.
Cloud computing environments are now a dominant feature of the IT landscape with organizations moving legacy on-premises applications to the cloud with ever-increasing regularity. To gain the most benefits from cloud migration, plan ahead—both in the application architecture and the transition from on premises to cloud.
Recent years have seen significant increases in the availability of network-enabled devices. Anytime, anywhere access makes it feasible to network all manner of things, and the rush of new Internet of Things (IoT) devices has only just begun.