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How Always-on Apps are Driving Microservices to the Edge

1 min readJoe Hanson on Feb 27, 2017
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o truly meet the needs of real-time, always-on apps, serverless platforms must evolve from the cloud to the network, and harness the power of microservices.

microservices sun microsystemsSun Microsystems coined the phrase “The Network is the Computer” in the 1990s, though it was more aspirational than reality. But today, the explosive demand for real-time software and always-on experiences is forcing the network to get smarter. The new trend in “Serverless Infrastructure” is gaining steam, but doesn’t always help delivering scalable real-time experiences. To truly meet the needs of real-time, always-on apps, serverless platforms must evolve from the cloud to the network, and harness the power of microservices.

In his talk from Stream Conf 2016, David Hegarty, Head of Product Management at PubNub explores:

  • – Categories of real-time software and always-on use cases that need a distributed infrastructure to scale
  • Embedding application logic into a programmable network
  • The software design patterns that will emerge to leverage smarter networks
  • The security considerations of data streams and programmable networks

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