Guest Editorial by Brian Sathianathan, Dave Jenkins, and Marek Suscak of Iterate.ai
Application Servers are re-emerging in the enterprise, and they are classified by analysts as App Platforms. The demand for faster software development and upskilling existing workforce to develop using advanced technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), Internet of Things (IoT), and Blockchain are driving this return.
Application servers typically provide low-code interfaces to build applications faster for the enterprise as well as enterprise-ready run-times to execute the applications.
The old generation of app servers included Weblogic and Websphere; the new ones include C3, H2O.ai, and Interplay by Iterate.ai.
(Hear from John Selvadurai Iterate’s VP of Research & Development, as he explains commerce applications that can change the enterprise game forever. Courtesy of Interplay by Iterate ai and YouTube. Posted on May 27, 2022.)
CIOs will remember that Application Servers were fashionable at the turn of the century. Many technology stalwarts – multi-billion dollar giants like Oracle, Adobe, IBM, VMWare, Microsoft, and RedHat – owned one or two App Servers.
App Servers carried names like WebLogic (Oracle), Cold Fusion and JRun (Adobe), Websphere (IBM), IIS (Microsoft), and ThinApp (VMWare). That first generation of App Servers helped CIOs and Dev Teams build better Web-accessible applications, as demand grew exponentially in the decade following 1999.
In 1999 though, as many consumers and companies still questioned the value of the World Wide Web, the thought that App Servers would be the foundation for the next generation of enterprise applications seemed “flat-out crazy” to many businesses.
However, as we entered the new century, those App Servers made the Web what it is today. Nearly every CIO eventually used App Servers.
In the decade 2010, the need for Application Servers withered away. As AWS and the Cloud gained popularity, Container Orchestration, Middleware connector platforms began to replace the connective tissue of application servers.
Before containers became popular, several non-functional requirements such as security, isolation, fault tolerance, configuration management, and others were provided by application servers.
After Kubernetes gained popularity, many of those non-functional requirements – AND functional requirements – were handled by container runtimes and container orchestration platforms.
In 2017, Kubernetes and Docker matured and became mainstream. After Kubernetes was adopted into the Cloud Native Computing Foundation in 2016, clouds like Azure and AWS announced their support. Docker’s Enterprise Edition even announced its support of its rival, Kubernetes.
Kubernetes and Docker opened the gate to better packaging of applications, which led to the ability to package complex AI, ML, and IoT applications within these containers and software orchestration.
The invention of containers unlocked a way for software developers to package the applications better. This also enabled them to package low-code applications that are resource intensive and more efficient.
Today, the idea of using drag-and-drop low-code to create a new generation of App Servers (App Servers 2.0) — App Servers that sit in the core of the enterprise stack – may also seem flat-out crazy.
But the adoption of App Servers 2.0 is growing extremely fast due to every CDO’s need to harness AI, Big Data, and IoT, not to mention the need to seamlessly tap into the robust startup API ecosystem.
(Hear directly from Serial Entrepreneur, Co-Founder Iterate.ai & Member at Forbes Technology Council Brian Sathianathan, who explains how Interplay is a drag-and-drop, low-code AI environment where innovation apps can be rapidly developed and commercialized through modularized, pre-built components — then pushed into production environments. Courtesy of Interplay by Iterate ai and YouTube. Posted on Jun 6, 2022.)
With the explosive growth of internet connectivity and Internet of Things (IoT) devices – including security cameras, smartphones, Alexa devices, Apple watches, and connected cars – core data volume is growing explosively.
Between 2022 and 2025, data volume will double. The variety of data – structured, semi-structured, and unstructured – will also continue to increase. This high-velocity data stream needs to be secured.
Due to IoT devices, it’s no surprise that both consumers and companies are relying on digital applications that are hosted in the cloud. It’s also no surprise that companies and consumers are now connecting to edge computers where network latency or secrecy demands closer access to that data.
Consumers connect to services like Google’s app suite, Microsoft’s app suite, and social networks while employees utilize the “Bring your own Device” to work – creating a new class of security needs.
Application platforms like Interplay – a low-code AI platform developed by Iterate.ai – make all of this easier. This new type of application platform marries middleware connectivity with built-in containerization (leveraging Docker and Kubernetes), data layer abstraction, and robust security at all layers to provide a new type of application server that provides an environment for quick development and integration while also continuing the benefits that came from containerization.
(Learn More from Iterate.ai Co-Founder Brian Sathianathan as he goes over the basic functions of Interplay and explains how the five forces of Innovation are integrated into Interplay’s Low Code Platform. Courtesy of Interplay by Iterate ai and YouTube. Posted on Jun 6, 2022.)
As a result, a new version of IT security is emerging.
Traditional IT security is to say “no” to any potential integration point or new software in the stack, with good reason: new risks are introduced, data interactions are unclear, and each app is assumed to handle its own security.
Now, application architecture is moving more towards ‘headless’ and ’composable’ structures, where APIs and data calls are made within a given application, and data layers can be extracted into structured data that can be called internally or externally from other applications. The number of potential integration points is exploding.
How and where should security be centered?
Answer: Security is coming back to the application server platform, but that server platform now embraces the API-centric miroc services model, and builds security accordingly.
To oversimplify: security sits with all the integration points, but also funnels via the apps servers runtimes. This makes it easier to manage, audit, and mitigate security challenges compared to a traditional serverless microservices architecture where things are more free form.
This structure allows us to preserve security, at the same time build rapid applications.
Iterate.ai is a revolutionary developer of AI-powered, low-code software intended to accelerate innovation projects within large enterprises. Their platform advances the development and deployment of AI-centric enterprise applications.
Their low-code environment develops and deploys digital solutions faster, enabling enterprises to go to market 17x faster with their digital initiatives. They have deployed at scale with several global enterprises, such as Circle-K, Pampered Chef, Ulta Beauty, Driven Brands, Jockey, and others.
To Learn More, go to www.iterate.ai.
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(Hear a recent interview with Deputy Executive Assistant Commissioner (DEAC) Diane J. Sabatino held at Identity Week Europe on leveraging biometric comparison technology in U.S. air, maritime, and land border environments for the security of passengers, enhancing the customer experience and limiting the transmission of biological pathogens while respecting personal privacies and educating the public as the CBP further expands the implementation of biometrics to keep up with threats to the aviation and other border sectors. These new technological tools are there to automate administrative functions so that the most valuable component of the process, the officers, are able to focus on critical issues as they arise. Courtesy of evie kim sing and YouTube. Posted on Jul 13, 2022.)
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The United States forever changed on September 11th, 2001, and we were fortunate to have many of those who responded to those horrific tragedies join us at our 2021 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Presentation Luncheon.
In the days that followed 9/11, the critical need to protect our country catapulted us into new and innovative ways to secure our homeland – which is how many of the agencies and enterprise organizations that are today ‘ASTORS’ Awards Champions, came into being.
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