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Proactive Measures During the Development of an Application

Many applications are developed today in the hopes that they will one day become “superstars” like Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace.  But they aren’t necessarily developed with the capacity and performance expectations that are required of superstars.  Twitter, for example, is in the midst of a nearly complete architectural renovation due to its inability to scale. In the meantime, users are frustrated by the constant outages and instability of the popular Web 2.0 site. There are three proactive measures you can take during the development of an application to ensure it is secure, fast, and available when it hits superstar status.  Read full white paper here.  And click here for more F5 Audio.

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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.