Internet connectivity has never been faster or more far-reaching—but despite these facts, the physical infrastructure of the internet is still a crucial consideration in terms of availability, reliability, and performance. For this reason, businesses concerned about the speed of their web services should consider distributed compute architectures, such as content delivery networks (CDNs) and edge computing platforms.
Cloud gaming holds much promise and is attractive to gamers who want convenience, low cost, access to a large library of games, and the ability to play on any device. However, cloud gaming faces significant challenges, the most important being latency, which many gamers see as a deal-breaker.
Despite being a critical component of modern application delivery and security, threat intelligence platforms have traditionally not been tightly integrated with application delivery controllers. This is likely to change as ADCs become uniquely suited to providing the shared intelligence to power threat intelligence.
The uncertainty caused by COVID-19 resulted in challenges for businesses worldwide. COVID-19 has provided many examples of why designing applications for uncertainty is important and the potential repercussions of not implementing a flexible, resilient, future-proof application design.
Kubernetes is a powerful container orchestration technology that continues to grow in popularity with enterprise users. A recent survey conducted in 2019 by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation – the organization that governs Kubernetes development – reports that 78% of the respondents were using Kubernetes in production, compared with only 58% in 2018. This is real attention-getting growth. Obviously, with these sorts of numbers, more companies are going to jump on the bandwagon.
Key Takeaways Using manual processes to monitor and control modern applications running at web-scale is an outdated approach to systems management. Tools such as Envoy and Istio, which are designed to operate in modern digital infrastructures that are dynamic and ephemeral, provide many of the service management features that are needed to support applications that run in a cloud environment, but they have limits that need to be addressed. Application Delivery Controllers provide a way to unify managing applications across multiple environments while also filling in the gaps left behind by routing controllers and service mesh technologies. Snapt Nova takes ADC functionality to the next level by providing Availability, Security, Performance and Visibility, as well as centralized control enabling ADC instantiation, grouping, scaling and automation.