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.
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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)
The Proxy is the App
How microservices change the role of the network in next-generation
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 ?
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)
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)
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)