In our most recent post in a short series, we began to look at why and how the model of the invisible Internet is changing to support new usage and business models in the visible Internet.
We think of Apigee Platform as analogous to a Cisco switch for today’s Internet traffic - replacing traditional switching software as the backbone and traffic cop for the modern WAN, and in some ways also acting as an “application server in the cloud”. So what are the traits of this modern “application” switching system?
In my previous post, I examined the evolution of Internet systems' complexity and business models. We looked at how commonly used software applications have grown more and more complex and the things that people and companies are doing with the Internet today are qualitatively different than they were a decade ago.
This time – how the Internet backplane model is changing to support these new usage and business models.
In my previous blog post, I introduced the notion of the Visible Internet (today’s app economy), and the Invisible Internet (the structural and management patterns that make the visible Internet possible). The Internet has revolutionized and transformed business, commerce, and culture and the changes in the Invisible Internet to support all this are no less revolutionary. Let’s take a closer look at the evolution of Internet systems' complexity and other drivers of Internet transformation.
You don’t have to look very far in the technology or popular press to see how the app economy is shaping our world. From studies that credit the app economy with creating more than half a million jobs in the past 5 years of an otherwise sluggish economy – to the effects of the app economy on just about all areas of our lives – the app economy is without doubt the driving force of the first decade of the 21st century. In a short series of blog posts, we'll look at the changing structure of the Internet backplane to support the new app economy.