Distrix 3.2 provides enhancements to the Distrix® family of software defined routers that add new administrative capabilities to control packet flow, define filtering policies, and support connection resilience. Distrix forms a self-healing, virtual network overlay across public networks that replaces expensive and inflexible hardware-based solutions. Distrix 3.2 includes all updates released since Distrix 3.0.
GE recently published a white paper on the evolution of the Industrial Internet to show the tremendous growth opportunities in monitoring industrial machines over the internet. Jeffrey Immelt, GE's chairman and CEO said "the deeper meshing of the digital world with the world of machines holds the potential to bring about profound transformation to global industry, and in turn to many aspects of daily life, including the way many of us do our jobs".
According to the February 2012 Cisco VNI Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast, 2011-2016, by 2016 mobile video will represent 71% of all mobile data traffic and tablets will account for more than 10% of global mobile data traffic. With the convergence of services and applications, consumers are now expecting reliable delivery of various types of content to all the devices they own, such as smart phones, tablets, smart televisions, etc.
In today's environment mobile users in remote locations are often required to disconnect from one communication service and initiate a connection to another to maintain connectivity. This degrades the user experience, particularly in streaming media content applications such as voice (VoIP) and video, as without special handing in applications content is lost during connection switching.
Read this article by SDM Magazine about the opportunities for developing RMR through cloud-hosted security services. According to their research 3% of security system integrator revenues are coming from cloud-based services for access control and video surveillance.
A new white paper, Use of Overlay Networks for Information Sharing, discusses the advantages of using overlay networks to enable information sharing across the enterprise and with cloud-based remote infrastructure monitoring and management tools.
The rapid growth of networked systems has been accompanied by an increase in the networking and related hardware required to connect them together. In a typical office network there will be several routers, bridges, switches, wireless access points, and one or more directory, file and print servers. In specialized networks there may be additional encryption hardware, bandwidth accelerators and specialized protocol converters to bridge between IP networks and other protocols.
Test driven development (TDD) is a software development process that emphasizes the creation of tests for all functionality in a piece of software. Before adding a new feature, the developer first writes one or more tests for the feature which will fail (due to the feature not being implemented yet). At this point, the developer will write just enough code so that the previously defined tests pass. If tests have not been written for various edge cases or subtleties of the feature, these conditions will not be handled in the implementation.
The runtime configuration of a distributed system depends to a certain extent on the topology of the desired network. There are two typical scenarios in the IP networking world. One is a local area network (LAN), in which all members of the system are on the same IP subnet and on the same switched Ethernet network. This topology would be found in systems for large scale distributed computations or simulations. The second scenario involves clusters of computing nodes (i.e.
The concept of "patterns" in software development has evolved as a means of documenting and formalizing techniques for solving certain classes of problems. A pattern typically begins with a problem statement and then describes a general solution to the problem. From this, a software developer may apply the pattern to their particular variant of the problem.