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IT Operations is an activity business do to use IT technology within their organization. Traditionally focussing on keeping the lights on, IT Operations falls into three areas: servicedesk, network infrastructure and server and device management. With modern technology, less time is spent on running, and more on changing IT. Simpler, commoditized cloud services remove much of the day-to-day work sysadmins do to keep the lights on, meaning more time can be spent supporting the business with project and initiatives and changing and optimizing IT resources as a result.

How F5 tackles multi-cloud complexity

How F5 tackles multi-cloud complexity

Multi-cloud is often referred to as a solution to cloud vendor lock-in. While this is certainly true, this is not the only or the most important advantage of a multi-cloud strategy. This...
Keep your workloads compliant with Pod Security Policies

Keep your workloads compliant with Pod Security Policies

Compliance as Code initiatives helps organizations to become and stay compliant. In one of my previous posts, I highlighted this challenging topic and mainly focused on Open Policy Agent. Pod Security...
VMware vSphere with Tanzu is the simplest implementation of Kubernetes

VMware vSphere with Tanzu is the simplest implementation of Kubernetes

While we have had capabilities to run Kubernetes on vSphere for a while now with VMware Tanzu Kubernetes Grid on VMware Cloud Foundation, I've argued in the past (listen to this CTO...
F5 NGINX Ingress Controller and App Protect in a cloud native container world

F5 NGINX Ingress Controller and App Protect in a cloud-native, container world

In this post in our series of F5’s application services, we’re looking at how F5 and specifically NGINX help application development and DevOps teams, with features like the NGINX Ingress Controller...
Infrastructure inflexibility is wasting Kubernetes potential

Infrastructure inflexibility is wasting Kubernetes’ potential

At KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 Virtual, the CNCF and its members talked about the adoption of cloud-native technologies. As Kubernetes is approaching version 1.19, the technology is starting to mature,...
F5 From Code to Customer commitment to application delivery and security

‘From Code to Customer’, F5’s commitment to application delivery and security

F5’s motto is From Code to Customer. In this post, we’ll look at how F5’s product portfolio implements that vision with its products. This is post 1 of 4, in the Amazic...
Ten cloud migration barriers and how to tackle them

10 cloud migration barriers and how to tackle them

Winning teams at large enterprises adopt cloud technology at a rapid pace. This brings changes to 3 well-known aspects: people, process & technology. Despite good efforts, there are also departments that...
Let your Pods do the talking

Let your Pods do the talking

In this article, we'll let your Pods to the talking. Almost all applications deployed to Kubernetes need to access cloud-native resources sooner or later. The application might need to talk to an...
Control plane

What is a Service Mesh and why do you need it?

Probably not a surprise for anyone in the DevOps world: monoliths are becoming microservices. However, new challenges arise. How to split them up based on business domains? When to separate the...
Lift and Shift to the cloud what you need to know before you start

Lift and Shift to the cloud – what you need to know before you...

As of today, businesses are in the middle of their journeys to migrate their workloads to the public cloud. There are multiple strategies and paths to follow. Some follow a very...