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Cloud Month on F5 DevCentral

June is Cloud Month

#DCCloud17

dc-logoThe term ‘Cloud’ as in Cloud Computing has been around for a while. Some insist Western Union invented the phrase in the 1960s; others point to a 1994 AT&T ad for the PersonaLink Services; and still others argue it was Amazon in 2006 or Google a few years later. And Gartner had Cloud Computing at the top of their Hype Cycle in 2009.

No matter the birth year, Cloud Computing has become an integral part of an organization’s infrastructure and is not going away anytime soon. A 2017 SolarWinds IT Trends report says 95% of businesses have migrated critical applications to the cloud and F5’s SOAD report notes that 20% of organizations will have over half their applications in the cloud this year. It is so critical that we’ve decided to dedicate the entire month of June to the Cloud.

We’ve planned a cool cloud encounter for you this month. We’re lucky to have many of F5’s Cloud experts offering their ‘how-to’ expertise with multiple 4-part series. The idea is to take you through a typical F5 deployment for various cloud vendors throughout the month. Mondays, we got Suzanne Selhorn & Thomas Stanley covering AWS; Wednesdays, Greg Coward will show how to deploy in Azure; Thursdays, Marty Scholes walks us through Google Cloud deployments including Kubernetes.

But wait, there’s more!

On Tuesdays, Hitesh Patel is doing a series on the F5 Cloud/Automation Architectures and how F5 plays in the Service Model, Deployment Model and Operational Model – no matter the cloud and on F5 Friday #Flashback starting tomorrow, we’re excited to have Lori MacVittie revisit some 2008 #F5Friday cloud articles to see if anything has changed a decade later. Hint: It has…mostly. In addition, I’ll offer my weekly take on the tasks & highlights that week.

Below is the calendar for DevCentral’s Cloud Month and we’ll be lighting up the links as they get published so bookmark this page and visit daily! Incidentally, I wrote my first Cloud tagged article on DevCentral back in 2009. And if you missed it, Cloud Computing won the 2017 Preakness. Cloudy Skies Ahead!

June 2017

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
28 29 30 31

 

1

 

Cloud Month Intro & Calendar

2

 

Flashback Friday: The Many Faces of Cloud

Lori MacVittie

3
4 5

 

Successfully Deploy Your Application in the AWS Public Cloud

Suzanne Selhorn

6

 

Cloud/Automated Systems need an Architecture

Hitesh Patel

7

 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to BIG-IP in Azure

Greg Coward

8

 

Deploy an App into Kubernetes in less than 24 Minutes

Marty Scholes

9

 

F5 Flashback Friday: The Death of SOA Has (Still) Been Greatly Exaggerated

-Lori

10
11 12

 

Secure Your New AWS Application with an F5 Web Application Firewall

-Suzanne

13

 

The Service Model for Cloud/Automated Systems Architecture

-Hitesh

14

 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to BIG-IP in Azure – ‘Deployment Scenarios’

-Greg

15

 

Deploy an App into Kubernetes Even Faster (Than Last Week)

-Marty

16

 

F5 Flashback Friday: Cloud and Technical Data Integration Challenges Waning

-Lori

17
18 19

 

Shed the Responsibility of WAF Management with F5 Cloud Interconnect

-Suzanne

20

 

The Deployment Model for Cloud/Automated Systems Architecture

-Hitesh

21

 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to BIG-IP in Azure – ‘High Availability’

-Greg

22

 

Deploy an App into Kubernetes Using Advanced Application Services

-Marty

23

 

Flashback Friday: Is Vertical Scalability Still Your Problem?

-Lori

24
25 26

 

​Get Back Speed and Agility of App Development in the Cloud with F5 Application Connector

-Suzanne

27

 

The Operational Model for Cloud/Automated Systems Architecture

-Hitesh

28

 

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to BIG-IP in Azure – ‘Life Cycle Management’

-Greg

29

 

Peek under the Covers of your Kubernetes Apps

-Marty

30

 

Cloud Month Wrap!

Titles subject to change…but not by much.

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Peter is an F5 evangelist for security, IoT, mobile and core. His background in theatre brings the slightly theatrical and fairly technical together to cover training, writing, speaking, along with overall product evangelism for F5. He's also produced over 350 videos and recorded over 50 audio whitepapers. After working in Professional Theatre for 10 years, Peter decided to change careers. Starting out with a small VAR selling Netopia routers and the Instant Internet box, he soon became one of the first six Internet Specialists for AT&T managing customers on the original ATT WorldNet network.

Now having his Telco background he moved to Verio to focus on access, IP security along with web hosting. After losing a deal to Exodus Communications (now Savvis) for technical reasons, the customer still wanted Peter as their local SE contact so Exodus made him an offer he couldn’t refuse. As only the third person hired in the Midwest, he helped Exodus grow from an executive suite to two enormous datacenters in the Chicago land area working with such customers as Ticketmaster, Rolling Stone, uBid, Orbitz, Best Buy and others.

Writer, speaker and Video Host, he's also been in such plays as The Glass Menagerie, All’s Well That Ends Well, Cinderella and others.