#sdas #sddc #sdn #devops #mobile F5 Synthesis 1.5 brings more performance, greater application fluency and increased flexibility for both application and mobile network providers.
Are you ready for millions of mobile visitors? With 20% of web traffic in the US and Canada coming from smartphones and tablets (Chitika) it's time to turn some cycles toward this growing segment and focus on more than just the BYOD.
Mobile visitors are just as easily frustrated by poorly performing applications as their traditional laptop and desktop visiting counterparts (and, in fact, they probably are the same consumers transitioning to more modern devices). The growth in device propagation also means its a growth market for attackers. And even if malware and viruses aren't running rampant on mobile device platforms that doesn't mean that applications and services can't leak data to mobile devices or that they can't participate in DDoS attacks. And phishing attacks work just as well in browsers on mobile devices as they do in browsers on the desktop.
Interestingly enough, while mobile platforms introduce some new challenges to ensuring security and performance of applications and data, many of the challenges and threats remain the same because they're really about data and applications and networks, not the end user device.
Addressing these challenges is made more difficult by the limited domains over which application providers have control. Consider that of the four most likely culprits of poor performance and security breaches, only one and a half are under the complete control of the application provider.
If we add cloud into the mix, the areas of control become even smaller. Generally speaking, applications deployed in cloud environments are not deployed along with the critical application services they need to ensure expectations of performance and security by end users and the business alike.
Increasingly, consumers often blame mobile network operators for poor performance, so it's important to note that they only have one of the four domains under their control: the mobile network. While they can and do offer services to improve the performance and security of applications traversing their networks, these services are not often capitalized upon by end-users or application providers.
F5 Synthesis enables cloud and application providers as well as mobile network operators the architectural framework necessary to ensure the performance, reliability and security of applications. The latest release of Synthesis, v1.5 with a focus on the enterprise, adds performance and security-related capabilities and services along with greater flexibility in management and orchestration to ensure that no matter what domains are under your control, you can deploy the application services appropriate to your applications.
This release is about fast, fluent and flexible Software Defined Application Services.
Synthesis v1.5 has a plethora of new capabilities, services and enhancements that enable application providers and mobile network operators to take advantage of the economy of scale afforded by the combination of a High Performance Service Fabric and Intelligent Service Orchestration to ensure that no matter which parts of the data path between users and applications are under control, they can be optimized and secured.
 Based on number of sites collected by Netcraft Web Server Survey, Jan 2014