Every year, the technology industry gathers at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas to see the latest gadgets ranging from home appliances, TVs, wearables, games, cars, etc. We have all come to expect the unveiling of cutting-edge technology that according to the rhetoric of their manufacturers make our lives just a little bit better. Technology has become so embedded in our daily lives that we can use it to outsource common tasks such as home management, personal fitness and family communications.
WebRTC is an up-and-coming standard that enables real-time voice and video to be directly embedded into browsers making the browser a primary user interface for communications and collaboration. WebRTC runs in a number of browsers today and is currently supported in over a billion installed browsers globally, across a range of platform OS and devices. Today, organizations that choose to deploy WebRTC applications and use a host machine that supports audio through USB or Bluetooth can use Plantronics products to connect and transit or receive the audio associated with the WebRTC session.
WSM International is launching a DevOps services division that offers assessment, consulting and implementation to large enterprises and organizations with complex infrastructures. This is the first independent services company to create a dedicated practice to help organizations looking to transition to the DevOps model.
The concept of DevOps is to blend information technology (IT) software development with operations to optimize the computing infrastructure according to the specific needs of the organization. According to a recent press release (www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2999017) from Gartner, “By 2016, DevOps will evolve from a niche strategy employed by large cloud providers to a mainstream strategy employed by 25 percent of Global 2000 organizations.”
VoxImplant has announced full WebRTC support in the newest versions of its Android SDK and iOS SDK. The updated SDKs, which enable audio and video calls on mobile devices, are now compatible with the WebRTC standard to allow any mobile app to communicate with WebRTC-enabled browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and, when available, Microsoft Spartan.
The WebRTC-updated SDKs represent VoxImplant’s continued leadership in simplifying the development of real-time communications (RTC) services for app developers. VoxImplant (built by Zingaya, the real-time communication service provider for business) allows developers to easily embed RTC functionalities into both web and mobile apps; mobile users can then make and receive voice and video calls via data or Wi-Fi connections.
BroadSoft on Tuesday announced that it is a recipient of the 2014 Frost & Sullivan Market Leadership Award in the Hosted/Cloud Internet Protocol (IP) Telephony market for Latin America.
According to Frost & Sullivan market research, the Latin America (LATAM) hosted/cloud Internet Protocol (IP) telephony market, including integrated unified communications and collaboration (UC&C) applications, is currently experiencing a rapid growth trajectory and is expected to exhibit a tenfold rise in annual revenues in the 2013-2020 period. With more than 600 cloud deployments internationally, BroadSoft was recognized as a pioneer in delivering hosted communications solutions in LATAM and across the globe, and as being strongly positioned to enable LATAM service providers to capitalize on this market opportunity.
Infrastructure service cloud technology is proving as popular as flowers in the Spring. Recent research reveals that the Global Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Market will post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 42.9% from 2015-2019. Indeed, many believe the shift induced by IaaS is so seismic it can be compared to the introduction of an independent power grid, which led to the detachment of power production from its location of use and replaced co-located power generators with central power plants.
In cloud-based architectures, the situation is different and the network has become even more important. Let’s imagine a typical cloud-based architecture situation. You run a datacenter with a flexible number of allocated computing instances (for example, due to the pricing model and volatile demands for CPU). Your datacenter serves distributed applications that are backed by, for example, microservices. Additionally, let’s say that your applications are distributed via Docker containers to give your DevOps teams some flexibility. In situations like this you need more networking than ever. Your network must shoulder all the communications required between the microservices. It serves as a virtual nervous system for your applications.
From federal to state-level agencies, the functions and responsibilities of government are vast, ranging from maintaining infrastructure to neutralizing security threats. In light of recent budget cuts and refocused spending, agencies are under pressure to do more with fewer resources.
Fortunately, Apache Hadoop can help. With its organizational, storage, and collection capabilities, the platform allows government, defense, and intelligence agencies and contractors to obtain the information they need to protect and represent citizens.
The many analysts who participated as part of the GigaOm cadre of contributors are in a strange limbo. Many have not been paid for recent work with GigaOm, meaning they too are creditors, just not ones with very much legal standing.
So far there has been no insights reported on the 100’s (possibly 1000’s) of companies with access to the special research only sections of GigaOm behind their paywall. Many of these firms will have paid in advance for their access. They are now, in at least spirit, creditors who are owed something.
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Today, more enterprises are looking at cloud-based solutions. What is still missing is the ability to “sync up” transactions coming from various outbound originations to a single destination. What is necessary is Cloud Transaction Synchronicity ©.
There are many articles and white papers discussing cloud computing and shared services. We have seen numerous articles on new services that are being touted like SaaS (Software as a Service) and IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service).
Cloud Transaction Synchronicity © is the ability to have every transaction synched up off of one Master Clock (not multiple clocks). Just like the timing of the public switched telephone network (PSTN) itself is based on one Master clock (the Atomic clock), the applications needing timing should also be provided with timing.