Like all industry sectors, retail is undergoing a dramatic transformation. It started years ago with the emergence of what we then called e-commerce, and the trend is now accelerating with massive disruption in the way consumers are shopping. It’s requiring traditional retailers to adapt to digital and pure internet players to connect with physical stores.
The forces compelling digital businesses to place more of their data at the edge are real, however, the transition requires careful design. The perception is that moving large datasets out to the edge can create management and accountability problems that would not occur if the data were managed centrally.
Enterprise security has become infinitely more difficult to achieve. Cybercrime is growing at the same pace and sophistication as evolving technologies within digital business, including those undisclosed computer-software (“Zero-day”) vulnerabilities in systems, applications, data and networks that hackers love to exploit.
LD10 enables our customers to operate on an expanded global platform to process, store and distribute larger volumes of latency-sensitive data and applications at the digital edge, in closer proximity to end-users and local markets.
The IOA Security Blueprint Identity and Key Management Security Design Pattern provides a step-by-step strategy for gaining greater control over security functions by deploying local, vendor-neutral identity and encryption key management services.
To respond to an evolving digital landscape, business and IT need to transform from siloed and fixed architectures to integrated and dynamic. Rather than taking everything back into core systems to be processed, organizations need to push out some of their applications and data to the network edge, and create an environment in which the data handshake is intelligent, seamless and highly available.
You’ve heard it before: The corporate network perimeter has disappeared. We see this in countless ways. Organizations are collaborating and conducting digital business globally via hybrid and multicloud, and they’re interacting over social networks.
Microservices are an interesting and increasingly popular approach to the modularization of an application. However, they are not suitable for every application use case. It’s important to consider how microservices interact and interconnect with each other and other services, such as the cloud.
We’re tackling software containers in this entry in our long-running “How to Speak Like a Data Center Geek” series, because containers are huge right now. Why? They enable app development and operations at a level of cost-efficiency, scalability and optimization that’s downright revolutionary.
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.