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Understanding the AWS Transit Gateway

Understanding the AWS Transit Gateway

During AWS re-Invent 2018 event, Amazon announced the Transit Gateway virtual distributed routeing device. What exactly is it? What does it do? What are the limitations? There was a lot of buzz around the announcement and for good reason. Traditionally (I know right "traditional" keyword in cloud speak) one had to deploy third-party virtual-machines such as the Cisco CSRv or a firewall device such as Palo Alto Networks or Fortinet Fortigate. The Transit Gateway takes direct aim at these solutions.

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Kubernetes
Using F5 Load Balancer as a Kubernetes Ingress

Using F5 Load Balancer as a Kubernetes Ingress

The F5 BigIP can be setup as a native Kubernetes Ingress Controller to integrate exposed services with the flexibility and agility of the F5 platform. This allows for the security integration as well depending on licensing, such as the ASM - Application Security Module otherwise known as a WAF - Web Application Firewall. Using the F5 controller allows integration into on-premises and cloud environments. Though realistically, this will probably be used for on-premises deployments 95% of the time, either on bare metal or virtualized workloads...

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