2020 will be a year of new technologies and global challenges that demand innovative solutions. The introduction of 5G and the maturation of edge computing will mean significant changes to the way the world sends and receives data. While they could unlock vital new avenues for content delivery, automation, and intelligence, their implementation needs careful thought to ensure internal systems are capable of handling the increased demand that these technologies enable. More data traveling through a complex web of interconnected devices and infrastructure means increased energy use by data centers, which usually means more carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. Expect data’s hidden carbon footprint to be atop the environmental agenda.
It’s exciting times, and there are quite a few new things going on here at Varnish Software! We have been thinking about how to better serve our customers and the needs of the market, which has led us to create - and soon release - a new set of offerings, which the Varnish team has been working on for quite some time.
Our CEO, Lars Larsson, recently contributed an article to Internet of Business, about APIs, essentially the glue that binds connected software applications together. His article addresses the Achilles' heel of IoT development: API call performance. While most companies haven't yet experienced a disaster as a result of ignoring API call performance, the horizon looks filled with not-too-distant performance implosions. Now is the time to secure scalable performance and faster-than-needed throughput for API management - not when it is already too late.
Heading into this summer, based only on the things we know will happen, we are likely to see the most web-traffic-intensive summer and fall ever with one major sports or political event happening after the other: European Championship Football is taking place in France in June and July, the Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro take place in August, and also during the summer, the US political party conventions, which officially name each party’s nominee, take place - to be followed later in the year by the US presidential election itself - probably one of the more dramatic ones in recent history.