How To Get Fast Growing IT Industry

The actual need for virtualization basically requires the prior understanding of three things: Why Virtualize? What is Virtualization? And When to Virtualize?

The virtualization technology evolution dates back to the times of main frame computers, where the operators had to utilise huge power resource to run processes. Operating Virtualization addressed this issue by allowing the hardware resource to run multiple operation system images using a single software tool, thus managing the power utilisation in running processes.

Server virtualization is the key aspect of virtualization technology, where the main server is virtualised to create a guest system that exactly works as a main system. A software layer called hypervisor makes this happen by emulating underlying hardware. Here the guest operating system uses the software emulation of the underlying hardware, i.e., virtualized hardware and not the true hardware.

The performance of the virtual system is not exactly the same as that of the true system. Even then the virtualization holds significance as the most applications and guest systems may not demand for full utilization of the underlying hardware.

Thus, the dependence on hardware is alleviated, allowing greater flexibility and isolation of the processes from the main system, whenever needed. Here is where the companies working on multiple applications on multiple platforms can have an advantage of minimization of extra resource utilization.

Virtualization, which was initially confined to server systems, has evolved over the years to suit for networks, desktops, data and applications, among others.

Wings of Virtualization:

Virtualization has spread its wings across six key areas of significance in the IT industry:

  1. Network Virtualization: This reduced the complexity across networks by grouping the available resources in a network, connecting them with independent channels formed as a result of the splitting of available bandwidths. These channels can be linked to devices later, depending on the requirement.
  2. Storage Virtualization: Here, various storage devices are grouped into a single large virtualized storage unit, which is controlled from a central console.
  3. Server Virtualization: This involves the masking of servers so as to limit the server users from accessing server’s complex information, such as physical address, among others, while also ensuring the resource sharing. The software that is used to virtualize the underlying hardware is ‘hypervisor’
  4. Data Virtualization: Here the broader data access is provided to meet the business requirements, while abstracting the very important basic information like storage location, performance, and format.
  5. Desktop Virtualization: Here the main intention is to share the workstation. Instead of server, the workstation load is shared via virtualization, in the name of remote desktop access. As the workstation works in data centre server environment, security and portability are also ensured.
  6. Application Virtualization: Here the application is abstracted from the operating system, and encapsulated. The encapsulated form of the application is used across platforms without having need fo depend on the operating system every time during implementation.

All About Wireless Devices

Now that digital lifestyle devices, tablets, wireless phones and other internet appliances are beginning to come of age, we need to worry about presenting our content to these devices so that it is optimized for their display capabilities.

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Wireless devices have made the life easier by many ways. They can be moved easily anywhere and support more users at the same time. With easy installation facility and no cost for cabling infrastructure, you just open the pack of new wireless device and it’s ready to boom.

I think it poses no significance if I write much about the rocking advantages of wireless devices in our lives because every one of us know and accept their worth.

There is vast variety of marvelous devices, but here are some which made our life easier the most.

1. Wireless Headphones

A nomadic person will certainly pick his headphones first of all when packing the luggage for traveling because a journey without any headphones is a bore to death. And if there is a wireless headphone, he will wish for the journey to last for many hours. They may cost more than the traditional headphones but the freedom from tangled cables proves the cost fair. Wireless headphones also have a feature of blocking out the noisy environment.

2. Universal Remote Control

Another smart wireless device that connects to the home Wi-Fi, the universal remote control system is controlled by the free app. It can be used for any device which works on infrared signal like turning on/off TV, air condition. It can automatically turn devices on/off at a certain time.

3. Wireless ergonomic Mouse

A Bluetooth connected computer mouse having the capability of switching between more devices with left and right click swappable buttons, is another device making our life easier. Getting rid of the limited length cord is a striking experience.

4. MobileLite Wireless

No need to connect cables with mobile phones to transfer music, photos, videos and documents. MobileLite Wireless is a device which allows transferring data wirelessly from an SD memory card to a supported mobile device.

5. Wireless Speaker

If you love arranging parties with friends frequently, a good quality wireless speaker is the best choice for you to enjoy the freedom to move the speakers around without any cords. It has two parts, a receiver and a transmitter. The transmitter is connected to the audio output of audio device and the receiver boosts the audio. You can position the receiver where you want the sound to be without any long messy cables.

6. Remote Controlled Garage Door Opener

This motorized device that opens and closes remotely has made our life much easier. Like any other typical wireless device, it has a transmitter and a receiver. The owner transmits a signal of a specific frequency from remote control and the receiver activates the door opening mechanism.

7. Wireless Home Security

Another important benefit of wireless technology is the wireless home security system. You can keep an eye on what’s going in and around your home with the help of a wireless camera. Without having the mess of cables, it can be mounted higher and further away as compared to the wired cameras easily.

8. Wireless Lights

Our homes can be illuminated with a smart way now with wireless light. The variety of wireless light experience as the security lights, motion spotlights, under cabinet lights or the ceiling lights, let you control them remotely from anywhere in the home with adjustable brightness and colors.

9. Mobile Phones

If someone asks me about the most imperative and major contribution of wireless technology, I would say at once, “The Cell Phone”. Used to communicate over long distances without wires, this magical device has made our lives the most trouble free and easy. Remember the time when we used to have a telephone set in our homes and offices, which cannot be carried with us while we were out of station, and when we were hit by a mishap or an immediate chore… We had to wait for a PCO to come by the way, and used to open a telephone diary for dialing the number. Ohh!… That hectic way to call someone. Thanks to the wireless technology that we have the telephone set, the telephone diary and many more in our pockets today. The tablets, the iPhones, the personal digital assistants (PDAs) all the wireless devices are the glory of wireless technology.

Networking Without Server

The term serverless grew in popularity as Amazon first launched AWS Lambda in 2014. Since then it has grown in both usage and reference, as more and more retailers enter the market with their own solutions.

Serverless Computing is a computing code execution model where the developers are relieved of several time-consuming activities so that they can focus on other important tasks. This trend is also known as Function as a Service (FaaS) where the cloud vendor is responsible for starting and stopping a function’s container platform, check infrastructure security, reduce maintenance efforts, improve scalability, so on and so forth at low operational costs. The aim is to develop microservice oriented solutions to help decompose complex applications into small, easily manageable and exchangeable modules.

This brings us to the question – are there really ‘serverless’ computing services?

Of course, it is only logical that there should be servers in the background, but developers need not bother about the operation or provisioning of these servers; the entire server management is done by the cloud provider. Thus, the developer can devote more of his time to creating effective and innovative codes.

Here is how it works:

  1. Being serverless, the developers are relieved from the tension of server operation and maintenance and hence, can focus on the codes.
  2. The developer gets access to a framework with which he can create codes, which are adaptable for IoT applications as well, and that means handling the exodus of inputs and outputs. The cause and effect of the code will be reflected in the framework.
  3. It takes on the role of a service, by providing all requisites for a functioning application.

The upsides and downsides of serverless computingServerless computing has the following benefits:

It Saves Time and Overhead Costs

Many large companies like Coca- Cola and The Seattle Times are already leveraging the benefits of serverless computing to help trigger code in response to a series of pre-defined events. This helps them to manage their fleet of servers without the threat of overhead costs.

One of the main attractions of serverless computing is that it is a ‘pay as you use’ model. You just need to pay for the runtime of your function – the duration your code is executed and the number of times it’s been triggered. You don’t have to incur the cost of unutilized functions as seen in a cloud computing model where even ‘idle’ resources must be paid for.

Nanoservices takes Serverless Computing to a Whole New Level

Serverless architecture gives you the chance to work with several architectures including nano-services. It is these architectures that help you structure your serverless computing application. You can say that Nanoservices is the first architectural pattern because each functionality comes with its own API endpoint and its own separate function file.

Each of the API endpoints points to one function file that implements one CRUD (Create, Retrieve, Update, Delete) functionality. It works in perfect correlation with microservices, another architecture of serverless computing, and enables auto scaling and load balancing. You no longer have to manually configure clusters and load balancers.

Enjoy an Event-based Compute Experience

Companies are always worried about infrastructure costs and provisioning of servers when their Functions call rate become very high. Serverless providers like Microsoft Azure are a perfect solution for situations like this as they aim to provide an event-based serverless compute experience to aid in faster app development.

It is event-driven, and developers no longer have to rely on the ops to test their code. They can quickly run, test and deploy their code without getting tangled in the traditional workflow.

Scaling as Per the Size of the Workload

Serverless Computing automatically scales your application. With each individual trigger, your code will run parallel to it, thereby reducing your workload and saving time in the process. When the code is not running, you don’t have to pay anything.

The charging takes place for every 100ms your code executes and for the number of times the code is triggered. This is a good thing because you no longer pay for an idle compute.

Developers can Quit Worrying about the Machinery the Code Runs on

The promise given to developers through IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service)- one of the service models of cloud computing and serverless computing is that they can stop worrying about how many machines are needed at any given point of time, especially during peak hours, whether the machines are working optimally, whether all the security measures are offered and so on.

The software teams can forget about the hardware, concentrate on the task at hand and dramatically reduce costs. This is because they no longer have to worry about hardware capacity requirements nor make long-term server reservation contracts.

Downsides of serverless computing

Performance can be an issue.

The model itself means you’ll get greater latency in how the compute resources respond to the requirements of the applications. If performance is a requirement, it’s better instead to use allocated virtual servers.

Monitoring and debugging of serverless computing is also tricky.

The fact that you’re not using a single server resource makes both activities very difficult. (The good news is that tools will eventually arrive to better handle monitoring and debugging in serverless environments.)

You will be bound to your provider.

It’s often hard to make changes in the platform or switch providers without making application changes as well.

The serverless architecture is an innovative approach to deploying as well as writing an application that enables the developers to focus on code. This kind of approach can decrease time to market, system complexity and operational costs. While the third-party services like AWS Lambda are leveraged by AWS to eliminate the need to set up as well as configure virtual machines or physical servers, it also locks in the application as well as its architecture to the particular service provider. In the near future, more movement towards the unification of FaaS frameworks or APIs like IronFunctions can be expected. This will help to eliminate vendor lock-in and allow us to run serverless applications on various cloud providers or even on-premises

Data In Gaming Industry

Greater engagement of players is the key to increasing revenue and staying ahead of the competitors for every gaming company. Every click and player interaction with the game creates valuable data which is thoroughly analyzed by the gaming companies to ensure that players are continuously engaged and keep coming back for more.

As the gaming industry continues to grow and expand, the role of big data becomes more critical due to the accumulation of a large volume of data. Big Data takes into account every single interaction made by players with the game, storing a large volume of pure data ready to be analyzed. But the real challenge lies in making the best use of the collected data.

The global gaming industry is growing at a rapid pace each year and generating massive revenue. For this reason, the top gaming companies keep searching for new and unique ways of harnessing the best-in-class technologies to capture large portions of the market. Around 50 Tb of data per day is generated by more than 2 billion gamers in the world while around 150 Gb data per day is generated by social games. In such a scenario, the use of Big Data technology in the gaming industry doesn’t come as a surprise at all.

Gaming has become a key contributor to big data, and an effective BI system in the gaming industry allows companies to effectively arrive at conclusions regarding a gamers’ taste, levels of satisfaction, and spending patterns. This is achieved when the data collected from several external sources is analyzed against the stored historical data to provide a better gaming experience to players with uninterrupted play sessions.

Further, strategically implemented cloud-based services are proven to uniquely address all technological challenges faced by the gaming industry. Opting for cloud services from the leading cloud service providers in India is the best solution for companies that need terabyte-scale storage space and availability to the large volume of records for instant analysis at minimal long-term investment.

Understanding what drives each of the gamer segments to play for longer durations and keep coming back for more requires analyzing logs in combination with player data to identify common characteristics. This helps gaming companies improve their game and player experience on the basis of real player data feedback.