#SDN #DevOps API design best practices apply to the network, too.
We (as in the industry at large) don't talk enough about applying
architectural best practices with respect to emerging API and
software-defined models of networking. But we should. That's because as we
continue down the path that continues to software-define the network, using
APIs and software development methodologies to simplify and speed the
provisioning of network services, the more we run into if not rules, then
best practices, that should be considered before we willy nilly start
integrating all the network things.
Because that's really what we're doing - integration. We just don't like to
call it that because we've seen those developers curled up in fetal positions
in the corner upon learning of a new software upgrade that will require
extensive updates to the fifty other apps integrated with... (more)
The keys to the digital kingdom are credentials. In no industry is this more
true (and ultimately more damaging) than financial services. The
sophistication of the attacks used to gather those credentials and thwart the
increasingly complex authentication process that guards financial
transactions is sometimes staggering. That's because they require not just
stealth but coordination across multiple touch points in the transaction
MITB is not a new technique. It was first identified as a potential path to
financial theft back in 2005 when Augusto Paes de Barros presented... (more)
When Instagram was sold to Facebook in 2012, it employed only 13 people and
maintained over 4 billion photos shared by its 80 million registered users.
Internally, Instagram was a small business. Externally, it was a web monster.
Filling the gap between those two contradictory perspectives is DevOps.
Now to be fair, Instagram (like many other web monster properties today) has
it easier than most other businesses because it supported only one
application. One. That's in stark contrast to large enterprises which are, by
most analyst firms, said to manage not one but one hundred and e... (more)
F5 Synthesis: Supersizing Application Access Services
#SDAS #IAM #IoT #Mobile The new requirements for app delivery include a focus
on hyperscaling access to applications.
A plurality (48%) of enterprises deliver between 1 and 500 applications to
consumers and employees. A somewhat surprising 21% deliver more than 1000
applications every day*.
Consider, now, the possible combinations (or is it permutations, I always mix
those two up) that can be formed along with the increasing number of
devices/connections per consumer and employee (predicted to hit 5 per
individual by 2017 by ... (more)
The problem with web application performance is directly related to the
increasing page size and number of objects comprising pages today. Increasing
corporate bandwidth (the pipe between the Internet and the organization)
doesn't generally help. The law of diminishing returns is at work; at some
point more bandwidth (like more hardware) just isn't enough because the
problem isn't in how fast bits are traveling, but how many times bits are
traversing the network.
And for some clients - like mobile - it doesn't matter. They're getting
1-4Mbps and there's nothing you can do to cha... (more)