Everyday we speak with companies looking for ways to improve the cost and performance of their application’s connectivity. When the topic of MPLS comes up, there is a predictable groan of resigned disappointment. No one is coming to its defense. How can a technology that is so widely used, be so uniformly disliked? Normally, technologies
As you may have heard, Finastra was hit with ransom-ware attacks and were forced to shut down a number of their products and services over the weekend. There are initial reports showing that Finastra may have been running an unpatched VPN with known vulnerability issues. While Finastra has not released the full details and scope
As the economy ebbs and flows, the pressure for application providers to lower operating costs comes into greater focus. The shift to cloud operations was driven by this motivation. In addition to the scalability, flexibility and availability that cloud computing offers, lowering IT operational costs was one of the biggest reasons for the switch. Similarly,
A Data Mesh creates a layer of connectivity that abstracts away the complexities of connecting, managing and supporting an application’s access to remote data. It is used to stitch together data held across multiple environments. The premise of a data mesh is that it uses software to connect environments no matter where it lives, or
As applications become centralized, the data resources that they need to operate find themselves in places that are harder and harder to reach. This has presented challenges for product and engineering teams who want to expand product offerings and simplify management of applications but are stuck having to deal with data resources that must remain
Our customers always come to us with a problem… “I want to get data from the factory floor to my cloud application” “My customer wants to run my application on-premise, but we don’t deploy our applications onsite.” “My data is scattered across multiple data centers and I can’t replicate it centrally” I could go on
In boxing, the tale of the tape is a term that refers to the measurements taken before a fight begins. It is used to ‘size up’ the competitors by things like their weight, reach and height. While not an exact science, these stats give viewers a sense of who may be dominant in a fight.
The term data gravity, which was initially coined by GE Engineer Dave McCrory in a 2010 blog post, refers to the ability of large amounts of data to attract applications, services, and other data. In this context, the bigger the data, the more that applications and services will be drawn to it. Similar to The
A service mesh is a software infrastructure that facilitates communications between microservices. It is used to control how different parts of an application integrate with each other. This prevents monolithic application architecture by allowing applications to be broken down to a collection of services that can be built, maintained and improved independent of the others.
The spread of hybrid cloud architectures has caused an evolution in the networking solutions used to connect everything.
FinTech has exploded over the last decade. The community banking and credit union industries are craving additional features, customer experiences and way to differentiate themselves, and innovation in FinTech is allowing them to do it.
The FinTech space is transforming. This transformation has been simmering for years and is just beginning to catch fire.