Articles by Kara Sprague

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Published: Apr 12, 2022
阅读 F5 的 2022 年应用策略现状报告,了解主要趋势以及企业如何适应未来的现代化应用、安全和交付。
Published: Mar 21, 2022
数字化加速会成为摆在企业面前各种机会与挑战的分界点。企业负责人希望改善客户体验,达成业务转型,并借由应用产品组合实现差异化。同时,IT 运营商还要设法解决不断增长的安全威胁、传统应用和基础设施以及复杂性日益加剧等难题。
Published: Nov 3, 2021
F5 正在改变我们处理软件产品安全问题的公开交流方式。当有 CVE 或安全漏洞需要披露时,我们将转为季度性预测。这些新的季度安全通知会将对 F5 所有产品的漏洞和安全纰漏的公开交流统一安排在每季度预先排好的日期,以便客户能够计划可行的维护活动,确保他们受到保护。
Published: Apr 21, 2021
Maintaining a healthy application portfolio is a like maintaining a healthy body. Both are subject to endless stresses and unanticipated conditions. Both require specific care, proactive maintenance, and targeted interventions. Over time, eating right and exercising regularly go a long way toward keeping your day-to-day running smoothly, and the same is true metaphorically for your apps.
Published: Apr 14, 2021
On any journey, knowing where you are is just as important as knowing where you’re going. But for many companies on their digital transformation journeys, the past year was so full of on-ramps, express lanes, forks, and detours that they can no longer locate where they are on the carefully planned roadmap they started out with. In addition, their destination may well be different today from what it was 12 months ago.
Published: Mar 3, 2021
执行副总裁 Kara Sprague:疫情影响了生活的方方面面,包括我们的工作方式、学习方式,以及我们彼此之间的联系方式。而让我感到震惊的是,我们的第七次年度应用战略现状报告的结果显示,相比翻天覆地的变化,不如说是在 COVID-19 席卷全球之前就已经开始的数字化转型举措的急剧加速。
Published: Nov 8, 2020
Kara Sprague: While I enjoyed many advantages and privileges growing up, the fact remains just as it does today—girls are chronically under-represented in STEM. And the situation, I am sorry to say, is getting even worse, and most especially when it comes to girls and women of color.
Published: Aug 11, 2020
Automatically grow, shrink, defend, and heal your modern adaptive applications. Learn how F5 helps you scale and secure your apps for an extraordinary customer experience.
Published: Jun 24, 2020
EVP Kara Sprague: The pandemic has raised the stakes overnight on digital experiences. The playbook for thriving has four distinct phases, which I’ve heard consistently from both customers and industry observers. Several organizations are applying this approach to enhance their operations with new digital processes that will drive ongoing differentiation.
Published: May 12, 2020
With F5’s portfolio of visibility solutions, customers can collect and analyze application metrics no matter where the application or app services are deployed. They can connect to applications wherever they live, scale analytics natively, and close unknown gaps in application visibility to expand and strengthen security and reliability.
Published: Apr 2, 2020
F5 EVP Kara Sprague: One of the reasons why application-level visibility remains so elusive is because application data paths are complex. There are generally several operational silos along the data path for a single application, and even more operational silos for each of the application architectures and infrastructure environments used within any multi-cloud architecture. And where there are silos, there is limited visibility.
Published: Mar 17, 2020
F5 EVP Kara Sprague: Today's organizations are trying to reconcile an extreme pace of change with rising demands—serving users who don’t always know what they want, while facing constant pressure to innovate, compete, and respond to market developments. For many of our customers, these rapidly changing dynamics have become a catalyst to embark on large-scale transformations.
Published: Nov 4, 2019
The pressure to transform digitally has become universal. Whatever your strategy is, the trick is to figure out how to deploy and manage applications in a consistent way across all your different infrastructure silos. The best way to do this—and to get visibility into your code-to-customer pathways for all of your applications—is to leverage a consistent set of multi-cloud application services.
Published: Oct 11, 2019
For seven weeks in July and August, F5 partnered with Girls Who Code to host 20 high school junior and senior girls in our new downtown Seattle headquarters with two goals: teach them coding skills and prepare them for a potential career in technology. In saluting their accomplishments on the International Day of the Girl, Kara Sprague provides a retrospective blog detailing this effort tied to F5's Global Good Program.
Published: Sep 9, 2019
F5 and NGINX are not just integrating to go to market in the same old way together. The fundamental inspiration behind the acquisition was the fact that there’s a ton of value we can deliver together as a combined portfolio. Jointly, we deliver solutions that span the entire application lifecycle for monolithic, three-tier, and microservices-based apps alike.
Published: Jul 23, 2019
To manage application capital effectively, companies need to start by establishing a companywide application strategy that sets policy and establishes a basis for compliance. The application strategy should address how applications in the enterprise portfolio are built, acquired, deployed, managed, secured, and retired.
Published: Dec 10, 2018
SVP Kara Sprague discusses the increasingly important role of containers amidst developer scarcity in the age of Application Capital, also noting F5’s just released open beta for Aspen Mesh, a fully-supported service mesh built on Istio.
Published: Nov 29, 2018
Companies developing and deploying applications in the cloud can face inefficient IT operations, scarce developer resources, rising app experience expectations from users, increasing security risks, and cloud migration challenges—just to name a few. SVP Kara Sprague digs into the role chaos plays in spurring IT innovation and how F5 solutions enhance and protect organizations’ most valuable assets: applications.
Published: Aug 16, 2018
SVP Kara Sprague explores the emergence of Application Capital in the context of customer expectations, industry trends, and F5 innovations.
Published: Jun 27, 2018