Show NotesEpisode #566
Federal TechTalk with John Gilroy
Date: September 11 ,2018
Moderator: John Gilroy
Guest: Mike Convertino, Vice President, Technology, Security Products, F5 Networks
Length: 40 minutes
Audio link: Federal Tech Talk with John Gilroy: #566
Today’s interview is with Mike Convertino, VP Technology, Security Products F5 Networks. When federal information technology professionals think of F5 Networks, they think of load balancing. During this interview, Mike Convertino talks about how F5 Networks has taken the core of the business to a new level.
The most recent conference the F5 sponsored was not titled “Network Management,” it was called “Global Agility Conference.” This is an indication that the services that F5 provides allows enterprises to leverage their network systems in a newer, more flexible manner.
The basis for this transition is managing applications. When large organizations try to adapt to new cyber threats or new technologies, they need to take their existing systems and turn on a dime. During the interview, Mike Convertino highlights how F5 Networks has a laser focus on managing applications and how that gives federal information professionals simplified operations, business agility, and cost savings.
The discussion ranged from “per app” architecture to application “capital” to zero trust. In today’s climate of federal agencies need to reduce cost and move systems safely to the cloud, they consider the offerings from F5. This company has built on its legacy of load balancing and enhanced its capacity in order to give users flexible ways to manage apps and cyber security.