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Purpose-driven Networking: Where IoT and Microservices Intersect The purpose of communication between things and apps will become more critical to understand and act upon as the number of things continues to grow One of the neat things about microservices is the ability to segment functional actions into scalability domains. Login, browsing, and checkout are separate functional domains that can each be scaled according to demand. While one hopes that checkout is similarly in demand, it is unlikely to be as popular as browsing, after all, and the days of wasting expensive money on idle compute resources went out when the clouds descended. Lori MacVittie Joins @DevOpsSummit New York Faculty ▸ Here Session: How microservices are changing the underlying architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications In that same vein comes the ability to also create performa... (more)

Microservices: The Proxy is the App By @LMacVittie | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

The Proxy is the App How microservices change the role of the network in next-generation application architectures. Microservices, for the uninitiated, are essentially the decomposition of applications into multiple services. This decomposition is often based on functional lines, with related functions being grouped together into a service. While this may sound a like SOA, it really isn't, especially given that SOA was an object-centered methodology that focused on creating services around "nouns" like customer and product. Microservices, while certainly capable of being noun-b... (more)

Should You Stay with HTTP/1 or Move to HTTP/2 ? | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Should You Stay with HTTP/1 or Move to HTTP/2 ? Application experience aficionados take note: you have choices now. No longer are you constrained to just HTTP/1 with a side option of WebSockets or SPDY. HTTP/2 is also an option, one that like its SPDY predecessor brings with it several enticing benefits but is not without obstacles. In fact, it is those obstacles that may hold back adoption according to IDG research, "Making the Journey to HTTP/2".  In the research, respondents indicated several potential barriers to adoption including backward compatibility with HTTP/1 and the "... (more)

Internet of Things - The Identity (of Things) Crisis | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

If you listen to the persistent murmur in the market surrounding the Internet of Things right now, you'd believe that it's all about sensors. Sensors and big data. Sensors that monitor everything from entertainment habits to health status to more mundane environmental data about your home and office. to a certain degree this is accurate. The Internet of Things comprises, well, things. But the question that must be asked - and is being asked in some circles - is not only where that data ends up but how organizations are going to analyze it and, more importantly, monetize it. But t... (more)

Immutable Infrastructure By @LMacVittie | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Can Network Infrastructure Be Immutable Infrastructure? Immutable infrastructure, which I think is more appropriately called disposable infrastructure, has been enjoying a reinvigorated life with the success of Dockers and containerization over the past year. Too, DevOps has played a role in resurrecting the notion of disposable infrastructure with its association with automation and the use of templates to automate everything from the acquisition  to configuration to provisioning of, well, just about everything in the application data path. As technology trends naturally move fr... (more)