To provide the best application performance, reliability, scalability, and
security for J2EE applications, many large organizations utilize network
load-balancing appliances and application switches. However, coordinating the
deployment of applications between application developers and network
managers can be a slow, painstaking process for companies choosing the many
advantages of the network-based, load-balancing switches.
By developing an application to manage the time-consuming coordination
between these two teams, developers can self-serve their needs more quickly,
network managers can save valuable time previously spent performing manual
tasks, and companies can experience more flexible application deployment and
Budget-conscious IT departments can also save enormous amounts of scarce
financial resources and time. On a network basis alone, conservati... (more)
As Don mentioned earlier this week, we took the plunge and entered
Forrester's Groundswell contest. To me, I believe this is the ultimate
testament to what you, the community, are doing on DevCentral everyday (check
out this page - it's pretty cool). Back when we started this thing, it was
simply to help folks learn how to tap into F5's groundbreaking iControl API.
After asking users, we learned that folks needed some assistance getting
started. Surprise, surprise - understanding terms like WSDL, SOAP, and
related things were a bit new to F5's traditional users! With backgrounds ... (more)
If you haven’t heard about about the revolution underway, you’re not
paying attention. To get a running update of the cool new features in v.10,
check out the fresh new v.10 spotlight page. Otherwise, read on.
Here at DevCentral, you can count on (at least) three things:
1.) Our team is comprised of full-on geeks who are constantly trying to
stretch our technology and challenge each other at the same time.
2.) We do out best to call it the way it is and as we see it. You bet your
career and company on us so you deserve nothing less than the straight truth.
3.) If it relates to iRu... (more)
Wow - an action packed morning already. The DevCentral MVPs, the DevCentral
Team, as well as some F5 experts we're fortunate to have with us are all in
Chicago today to talk about F5 technology and learn, share, and have some fun
together. We kicked off the day with a great challenge led by F5er "L4L7" and
jumped into a deep-dive about F5 hardware. After a quick break, we're talking
As we move along, we'll be posting updates including some details about the
challenges (nothing like a little heathy competition, right?) as well as
other insights. Stay tuned..... (more)
Businesses need to provide their users with a method for securely connecting
to their networks while minimizing the costs associated with providing this
service - and also providing end users with as much convenience as possible.
As businesses embrace Web services as the method for delivering their
applications, they are struggling with security issues. Network World
recently reported that the top worry for IT executives deploying Web services
is security. SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) can provide a viable alternative to
Virtual Private Networking (VPN) companies for securing Web ser... (more)