Since the early days of systems administration, a god has hovered over server rooms: uptime. uptime tells us how long a server has been on, which indirectly indicates how long it has been since it had a problem requiring a reboot. Operating systems have always had commands to display server uptime, figures that, indirectly, were also indicative of how good a job the administrators were doing. But the gods aren’t eternal; they are outdone, or simply replaced, by other gods. The time must come for even uptime to fall.
These days, numerous applications follow a microservices architecture. And many applications manage large amounts of data (user activity on the application, logs, metrics, etc.) that are constantly travelling back and forth between microservices. This can produce a series of problems when it comes to integrating all this information – such as the synchronization, scaling and processing of the data.
Up until now, we have talked extensively about 4G and 4G+ (4G Advanced) mobile communications, and even more so about the upcoming 5G networks. However, I would like to take this opportunity to address mobile wireless technologies based on a private LTE network.
When I first laid my hands on a computer in the early Eighties, I didn’t realize at the time the full magnitude of what I was looking at. From then on, the interest in technology was never to end. Soon, personal computers (PC), with their colorful screens and countless possibilities, would start to be popularized among residential users and businesses starting to put their new equipment to work to improve productivity and unlock new possibilities.
Few things have spurred as much interest in the ICT sector in recent times as Blockchain technology. It stems from an article titled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System” published on May 24, 2008 by a certain Satoshi Nakamoto , along with a computer application launched a few months later (November 1, 2008).