F5 ACI ServiceCenter App Pushes the Envelope in DC Networking Automation
Today, I am pleased to share with you my thoughts on this newly designed F5 ACI ServiceCenter App, a multi-function and operations focused solution, covering its key L2-L7 operational use-cases. You’ll be able to see how customers can leverage its capabilities combined with the speed and flexibility of its host, the ACI App Center.
Micro Segmentation and Cisco ACI – From Theory to Practice Part II
This is Part II in a four part series of blogs. This is the second of a series of blogs where we will illustrate how to leverage Cisco ACI to implement Micro Segmentation. In the first blog we described how to use ACI micro segmentation to implement a web application that uses a tier of […]
Choice and Flexibility in deploying L4-L7 services with Cisco ACI and Cisco CloudCenter: An in-depth Journey
Two weeks ago, I posted a blog highlighting the growing customer momentum for Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), particularly in the context of customer successes in ACI-F5 joint deployments. I...
CCIE : ITD and RISE in CCIE Data Center
ITD and RISE are now part of CCIE Data Center: https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/community/certifications/ccie_data_center/written-exam-v2/exam-topics Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) is a hardware based multi-terabit layer 4 load-balancing, traffic steering and services...
Server Load balancing with NAT, using Nexus switches: ITD
Server load balancer (SLB) has become very common in network deployments, as the data & video traffic are expanding at rapid rate. There are various modes of SLB deployments today. Application...
ITD: Load Balancing, Traffic Steering & Clustering using Nexus 5k/6k/7k/9k
Cisco Intelligent Traffic Director (ITD) is an innovative solution to bridge the performance gap between a multi-terabit switch and gigabit servers and appliances. It is a hardware based multi-terabit layer...
Pulsant Accelerates Business Transformation with Cloud solutions from Cisco and F5
Data Centers and Clouds are all about applications. The efficacy of a data center or cloud deployment is a function of how quickly applications can be stood up, scaled or de-commissioned as required. As new architectures continue to evolve, data center and cloud architects are constantly on the lookout for innovative ways to further simplify […]
How you integrate Network Services matters
Guest post from Lori Mac Vittie (@lmacvittie) from F5 Networks How you provision all the network things matters Polymorphism is a concept central to object-oriented programming. The notion of polymorphism is used to extend the capabilities of a basic object, like a mammal, to specific implementations, like cats or dogs or honey badgers, even though they don’t […]
ITD: Load Balancing, Traffic Steering & Clustering using Nexus 5k/6k/7k
Data traffic has grown dramatically in the recent years, leading to increased deployment of network service appliances and servers in enterprise, data center, and cloud environments. To address the corresponding business needs, network switch and router architecture has evolved to support multi-terabit capacity. However, service appliance and server capacity remained limited to a few gigabits, […]