This article examines edge services – the ones close to the client (content delivery networks, bot managers and web application firewalls), that distribute data and processing closer to the consumer and thus help scalability and performance.
Internet companies like Amazon, Google and Facebook have set a precedent that needs to be met by more traditional enterprises. This article provides an overview of the logical building blocks of an internet scale architecture based on practical experience.
Following the success of Netflix, Uber and eBay, businesses are trying to build highly resilient internet-facing platforms that can replicate their success. Thanks to increased complexity and the different benefits of microservices and serverless, there are more things than ever to consider. Radu Vunvulea, Group Head of Cloud Capability, explores the pros and cons of both approaches in our blog.
In this blog article, Radu Vunvulea explores the maturity levels of commonly used cloud services on some well-known cloud platforms. In part 1, he gives an overview over IaaS vs PaaS and SaaS as different maturity levels, and why they should be taken into account when choosing cloud services and providers.