For distributed application architectures, especially those leveraging the cloud, performance issues can be hard to track down because it’s not easy to observe all the components in the system simultaneously. Performance issues are typically diagnosed from the application perspective and fall into two big buckets: storage and network.
Meeting user experience expectations is becoming more difficult. As these expectations continue to rise, the drivers of the digital economy throw a variety of wrenches into the works. Increasing numbers of users, devices, locations and data paired with the demand for real-time engagement and execution is now required for success.
Internet speed, in terms of introducing new technologies in the telecommunications industry, has followed a very clear pattern: more than two years of standardization, followed by 18+ months of product development and, finally, a year-long deployment timeline.
The time has come for LTE roaming to expand both in-country footprint and enable international travel.
For maintaining secure mobile payments during peak, holiday purchasing times, such as Black Friday or Cyber-Monday, companies rely on multiple authentication and validation services to approve transactions and avoid fraud. Many online payment services, such as American Express’ recently announced token-based service, are moving to the cloud.