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)
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)
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)
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.
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
Head over to Akamai’s blog to read the full p... (more)