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.
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.
The Spanish Private Security Act sets different corporate security degrees or levels. Level 1 has the lowest requirements, while Level 4 corresponds to businesses or locations considered critical from a security point of view. Starting at Level 2, having a connection to an alarm monitoring center is considered mandatory (this applies to both private residences and small businesses), but it is at Level 3 where legal requirements become far more stringent. This category is reserved to locations with moderate to high risk exposure (such as financial institutions, art galleries, antique shops, jewelries, gas stations, lottery outlets, casinos, gambling halls and other locations were cash is stored or handled).
The concept of reactive programming is currently thriving. It consists of dealing with asynchronous data flows called streams. One of the libraries to offer this concept is ReactiveX, which spans multiple programming languages and takes the best ideas from functional programming and the Observer and Iterator patterns.
The goal is to achieve an easily scalable responsive application.
Application-Aware Routing is a change to the way we think about how data packets should be routed through an IP network and is closely related to SD-WAN, Policy-based routing and the use of SLA’s – Service Level Agreements.
One of the biggest challenges that customers have always faced is that of integrating different telecommunication technologies or vendors in the same customer environment, with a view to getting the best characteristics from each technology.