There is a lot of technology to be excited about, but the IT professionals we talked about say that 5G, cloud management tools and Graph API tools are the technologies they love. They shared their thoughts in a recent IDG TECH chat (discussion) on Twitter.
When it comes to the technology landscape of the enterprise, there are three areas that industry experts and observers are excited about: 5G, cloud management and the Graph API.
Much of this technology is just beginning. But participants in a recent IDG TECH (Talk) chat on Twitter said they love what they’ve seen so far and look forward to seeing how this trio can improve the company.
Promising, interesting, revolutionary – this is how IT 5G experts describe it. Despite the claims of wireless service providers, 5G is not ubiquitous and will not be soon. It will take time to install the infrastructure and to have devices that can take advantage of it. And some, including Wayne Anderson, Microsoft’s security and compliance architect, say the benefits of high speed and reliability are yet to be proven.
However, tests and use cases excite IT professionals. The biggest draw? Higher speed. 5G networks have potential download speeds of 20 Gbps, which are not only faster than 4G, but also faster than wired internet connections, according to Josh Fruhlinger in What is 5G? How is it better than 4G? In addition, 5G significantly reduces network latency, which is essential for the use of the Internet of Things, such as telemedicine and autonomous vehicles that require fast transmissions.
«5G looks extremely promising: better coverage, lower power consumption, low latency, high data rates. This is a game changer that will take us to new levels, «said Scott Schober, CEO of Berkeley Varitronics Systems, during a Twitter chat. «We are actively working with many of the transport operators and testing teams, and they are making great progress. There is enough money and marketing behind this to be able to do this sooner rather than later. «
5G facilities are beginning to appear, such as the private 5G Whirlpool network provided by AT&T for its driverless vehicle fleet. The company is in the process of deploying the 5G network throughout the factory and expects to make 80% of the 100 driverless vehicles. Other opportunities for the company include workshop applications and emergency management.
As businesses become more and more «troubled» through public, private, and multi-cloud computing, cloud management tools are on the rise, helping organizations manage and integrate their various deployments.
«I am very pleased with what I see in the cloud management platform (CMP) market. Toolkits and user experience [UX] they are constantly improving, especially the integration options «, said the technology writer Will Kelly during the chat on Twitter.
Anderson agreed, saying that these improvements are particularly important because most companies are not just multicloud, but HIGH multicloud with dozens of «approved» providers and often hundreds of «cloud endpoints» accessed. Really».
In fact, as companies add more and more cloud activity to their cloud platforms, managing them can be overwhelming, as each cloud provider has its own set of tools, rules, and user requirements, John wrote.
More than a dozen vendors have «multicloud management tools designed to bring order, control, and perspective to data centers that juggle multiple cloud services,» including IBM, BMC Software, Cisco, Dell Cloud Technologies, DXC Technology, VMware, HyperGrid and Divvycloud, Edwards noted.
Finding the right tool can be a challenge, so organizations should look for one that provides universal monitoring and control across all clouds, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Alibaba Cloud.
«A tool must also be able to use automation to correct configuration errors and policy violations in the cloud and containers, enabling companies to achieve ongoing security and compliance and reap the benefits of the cloud and containers,» said Steve MacIntyre, vice president and leader in shared security services at Fidelity Investments, Edwards said.
An interesting development in this area is how providers of cloud services are beginning to support each other. For example, Google is partnering with IBM to provide «Power Systems as a Service» on GCP.
«It is also interesting to see that the CSP [proveedores de servicios en la nube] they’re beginning to recognize the value of space and start expanding to each other, «Anderson said during a Twitter chat.» AWS does some policy management and instantiation of objects in Azure and vice versa. «
Organizations must also consider cloud security, which is where cloud security officers (CASBs) come in. «Security agents with cloud access are great for cloud computing, which is very useful,» said Ben Rothke, an information security specialist at Tapad, during a Twitter chat.
CASBs help organizations manage cloud and on-premises authentication and encryption. «They give organizations a much deeper visibility into cloud and software as a service (SaaS), down to individual file names and data items,» wrote David Strom in What is a CASB? What you need to know before you buy.
Graphic API and machine learning
Among software engineers and security professionals, the graphics API and graphics theory, combined with machine learning, make them the most enthusiastic. A Zapier article defines the Graph API as:
A simplistic definition of the Graph API is an API that models data in terms of nodes and margins (objects and relationships) and allows the client to interact with multiple nodes in a single application. …
In a graphical API, the client formulates the call so that the data of the three resources are obtained at the same time. The customer can also specify the fields that interest him, giving him more control over the response scheme.
Available graphical APIs include the Facebook Graph API and the Microsoft Graph API. The specification that drives them is GraphQL. The technology is applied to security (identity and access), web applications, reservation systems and equipment management.
Some examples: Artsy uses GraphQL to improve the loading speed of its web page by reducing the size of the payload and the number of requests. Major League Soccer uses GraphQL and Koa to make web pages that require multiple different data sources more efficient. Skyhigh for Office 365 uses Microsoft Graph to help customers such as Aetna implement security, compliance, and governance policies in Office 365 deployments.
«I work for Microsoft, but nonetheless, GraphAPI related to machine learning and big data sets is amazing,» Anderson said. «Even knowing the ‘magic’ of the industry and being in this space, it moves so fast in a few days that I still feel like it’s alchemy.»