Stories by Brandon Butler

F5 readies ADCs for public cloud

F5, considered the market-share leader in application delivery control (ADC), today released new versions of its flagship BIG-IP product that make it easier to use the company’s load balancer, firewall and other application delivery services not only in data centers but in the public cloud.

What you need to know about microservices

Microservices and container-based applications are becoming ever more popular. Why? And what does the emergence of these trends mean for your shop? This primer explains what microservices are, why your app-dev teams want to use them and how you can prepare your infrastructure for them.

The enterprise wish-list for the hybrid cloud

A group of enterprises like General Electric, Pfizer, Cap and Citigroup have come together with a wish list of how they would like public IaaS providers like Amazon, Microsoft and Google to make their clouds more interoperable.

Which is cheaper: Public or private clouds?

It’s a debate that’s raged on for years: Which is cheaper, public or private clouds? A new report from 451 Research finds that two of the most critical factors that influence the cost of a public versus a private cloud deployment are an organization’s ability to efficiently manage infrastructure and utilization of hardware resources.

What’s behind Amazon, Microsoft and Google’s aggressive cloud expansions

In the first week of October, Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform all announced plans to build out new regions for their IaaS cloud operations. The new regions add to an already impressive roster of data centers around the globe for each vendor. What’s behind this arms race to build new regions for the big clouds?

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