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Monday, 23 March 2015 10:13

F5 BIG-IQ management framework assists DevOps efforts


A new version of F5 BIG-IQ caters for the DevOps philosophy and provides improved integration with Cisco products.

The latest version of F5 Networks' BIG-IQ management framework features role based access control, making it easier for network operations centres to delegate appropriate capabilities to DevOps teams.

BIG-IQ includes RESTful APIs for the control of various F5 hardware and software products, and to allow integration with Cisco, VMware and OpenStack systems.

RESTful integration of BIG-IQ and Cisco's APIC "completes the stack," F5 senior field systems engineer Matt Miller told iTWire.

"Vendors are now working more closely together," he added.

This integration provides a familiar environment for network engineers who are used to working with Cisco products but now need to manage application services by orchestrating physical and virtual environments.

F5 senior vice president and general manager for Asia Pacific Manu Bonnassie said orchestration has an important part to play when workloads are being moved between systems, especially to cloud services.

"This is about continuity of service," he told iTWire, pointing out that applications cannot be allowed to move to systems that do not have the right security settings.

But it is important that applications are running in the right place if the user experience is to be "spot on," Bonnassie explained.

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Now’s the Time for 400G Migration

The optical fibre community is anxiously awaiting the benefits that 400G capacity per wavelength will bring to existing and future fibre optic networks.

Nearly every business wants to leverage the latest in digital offerings to remain competitive in their respective markets and to provide support for fast and ever-increasing demands for data capacity. 400G is the answer.

Initial challenges are associated with supporting such project and upgrades to fulfil the promise of higher-capacity transport.

The foundation of optical networking infrastructure includes coherent optical transceivers and digital signal processing (DSP), mux/demux, ROADM, and optical amplifiers, all of which must be able to support 400G capacity.

With today’s proprietary power-hungry and high cost transceivers and DSP, how is migration to 400G networks going to be a viable option?

PacketLight's next-generation standardised solutions may be the answer. Click below to read the full article.


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Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.

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