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by Vikram Mehta, Chief Executive Officer, Kaazing The coming “Internet of Many Different Things” is not a world that is still way out in the future. According to researchers, somewhere between 2008 and 2009 there were as many “things” connected to the Internet as the number of people on the planet – over 6 billion! According to GSMA, by 2020 there will be 24 billion “things” connected to the Internet, of which half or 12 billion will be mobile devices. So what’s all this going to be worth? Analyst firm IDC projects that IoT technology and services spending will generate global revenues of $8.9 trillion by 2020. Indeed, with 12 billion mobile devices and 50 billion ‘Things’ connected via the Internet in the not-too-distant future, new technology that transcends the limitations of the current Web is critical. Cisco, which has a big stake in infrastructure for a thrivin... (more)

HTML5 WebSocket Security is Strong

This is a two-part blog post that discusses HTML5 WebSocket and security. In this, the first post, I will talk about the security benefits that come from being HTTP-compatible and the WebSocket standard itself. In the second post (coming soon) I will highlight some of the extra security capabilities that Kaazing WebSocket Gateway offers, things that real-world WebSocket applications will want to be fully secure. A WebSocket connection starts its life as an HTTP handshake, which then upgrades in-place to speak the WebSocket wire protocol. As such, many existing HTTP security mech... (more)

Controlling Physical Devices on the Real Time Web: Kaazing IoT Talk at JavaOne 2013

Two visionary Kaazing engineers, David Witherspoon and Prashant Khanal, gave an exciting presentation at JavaOne this year: JMS, WebSocket, and the Internet of Things — Controlling Physical Devices on the Real Time Web. David and Prashant led the audience through the steps of building connected Things by combining open source hardware, a Raspberry Pi, with real-time Web communication and messaging, powered by Kaazing. They started off by demonstrating Kaazing’s remote controlled truck. A remote member of the team joined the presentation over Skype and used a Web browser on his s... (more)

Five Signs You Need HTML5 WebSockets

Here is the recording of the second WebCast in our 3-part series: 5 Signs You Need HTML5 WebSockets. If you missed the first one you can watch it here: Web Communication Revolution: an Overview of HTML5 WebSockets. ... (more)

Akamai's Vision of the Web Embraces WebSockets

In his recent blog post, SPDY and WebSocket Support at Akamai Stephen Ludin (pictured), chief product architect talks about Akamai’s vision of the Web. Stephen discusses that at the 2012 Santa Clara Velocity conference Akamai announced upcoming SPDY and WebSocket support. He talks about the performance improvements SPDY and WebSocket bring to the table, about the possible combination of the two technologies, and points to Kaazing’s demos to showcase how the WebSocket technology is pushing the interactive web to new exciting frontiers. Head over to Akamai’s blog to read the full p... (more)