When evaluating your application for deployment, it is critical to know exactly how it will respond to a variety of network conditions. In some cases, this means going out into the field in search of live, real-world testing scenarios that can be used to test app functionality and user-friendliness. Continue reading Network Emulation in the Lab vs. Real-World Network Testing
Many CEOs and business owners think data center relocation involves the simple process of unplugging of a few servers, some careful packaging, and a secure shipment to the next location. IT professionals know that it’s actually a lot more complicated than that.
IDC reports that up to 50% of cloud customers have brought workloads back in house, due to network latency and performance issues, in the cloud. This is an expensive, cumbersome, and counterproductive measure that halts the progress of a company’s technology and growth.
There’s no question about it—any business that wants to stay relevant these days needs to have a mobile app to keep communication flowing between their clients and their organization. According to a recent Gallup Poll, 52% of the population check their smartphones multiple times per hour and another 20% checks at least once per hour—making the average mobile device a marketing hotspot for businesses.
Enterprise apps are like sports cars: they promise sleek efficiency, but require the right environment to perform optimally. An app may perform well on an enterprise LAN, but will it perform the same when it is deployed in the cloud?
You’ve written an awesome app, and the whole company is banking on how well it does. You’ve done the tests; it has passed QA. It’s exactly what everyone says they need. So your company launches the product, and you wait for the awesome reviews to come rolling in. Continue reading Is your application ready for the cloud?
ASUS, a well-known electronics manufacturer, has launched a new motherboard, the X99-A/USB 3.1, primarily targeted towards the online gaming industry wherein players participate over the internet. Continue reading Did ASUS X99 Motherboard Testing Miss the Mark?
Monday, June 13th is the birthday of James Clerk Maxwell, the inspiration for our network emulators!
James Clerk Maxwell was born 13 June 1831. Among his many contributions to physics, James proposed a thought experiment called “Maxwell’s demon” that suggests that the Second Law of Thermodynamics could be violated. Continue reading It’s James Clerk Maxwell’s Birthday
Joe rises early as he has a busy day ahead of him. The first thing he does is reach for the smart baby monitor on his nightstand. The visual feed tells him that his 3-month-old daughter is still sleeping soundly,and the temperature display for the nursery lets him know that the baby is neither too hot nor too cold.
Continue reading The Importance of Optimizing User Experiences for Internet of Things and Cloud Applications
NTIA has published a Notice for Public comment that is titled “The Benefits, Challenges, and Potential Roles for the Government in Fostering the Advancement of the Internet of Things”. This could become ICANN-2, bigger, longer, and uncut; and with a much greater impact on the future direction of the internet.
However, my thoughts on this go well beyond the possibility of another ICANN.
The phrase “internet of things” really bothers me. The internet has always been about things.
Continue reading Our CTO, Karl Auerbach, on the Internet of Things