The speed of business is forever accelerating, driven in large part by the speed of information and disruptive technologies. Companies with the most up-to-date, accurate information have the edge over the competition. Whether it’s insight into a transformative technology that promises to boost productivity or a more accurate and timely prediction of the price of a commodity, information is a powerful kingmaker.
We’re proud to share the amazing work we’ve been doing over the past two years with IBM on their Power Systems products. Recently, we spoke to Steve Sibley, VP Offering Management for IBM Cognitive Systems and Power Products, and Steve Finnes, Worldwide Manager for Power Systems, HA/DR Solutions discuss how Aricent has served as a valuable partner in bringing design and engineering expertise to IBM’s industry-leading platform and technology.
At Aricent, we firmly believe that today’s students represent the promise of tomorrow. That’s why we are pleased to mark a major milestone for Indian on-campus engineering training programs. To date, the ‘Arise by Aricent’ program has trained 8,000 marginalized engineering students in just three years - and we’re not slowing down anytime soon.
The role of application developers in driving innovation in software applications is no secret. Developers today leverage a wide range of tools and pre-built frameworks by utilizing Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The cloud-native ecosystem provides a technology framework for developers to rapidly create such applications including, but not limited to, Edge Computing and IoT applications. The application development process has also seen rapid changes as development is now done through rapid iterations and DevOps. The platform for such development has shifted towards lightweight containerization technologies like Linux Containers, Docker containers and cluster-management technologies such as Kubernetes.
Microservices architecture (MSA) can be defined as a system of fine-grained, independent and collaborating services that run in their own process spaces and communicate with lightweight mechanisms such as HTTP. The services are kept small and evolve over time with an increased set of features. The advent of cloud computing, DevOps and microservices (MS) has led to faster creation, delivery and refinement of new services and applications.
The cost of business application downtime is rising rapidly primarily because companies are dependent on data and technology. Downtime frustrates users and negatively impacts service providers’ credibility and financial performance. To understand the costs better consider the following example.