While predictions about edge computing and 5G changing the face of m-commerce are already coming true, the potential of 5G goes well beyond the mobile shopping experience itself and its promises of immersive, personalized shopping punctuated by augmented and virtual reality. Edge computing, IoT and 5G together are poised to have a significant influence on the entire e-commerce and retail supply chain.
Now that we’re starting to move beyond the hype around 5G and dig into what its introduction and eventual ubiquity will mean, we can see immediate and obvious benefits around fairly standard performance improvements, such as faster data speeds. Users will be able to, for example, download video faster on their mobile devices. This is great, but it’s not the seismic shift we’ve been promised.
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.
We recently launched Varnish API Engine version 2.0, and to gain a better understanding of the API management landscape, we tapped into the “wisdom of the crowd”, surveying 96 Varnish Summit participants. We asked how their businesses are using and managing APIs and how well they feel their current API-management solutions to be working.