The Internet is fast becoming an always on, executable and
multi-directional network. The market has experienced a great jolt as
the peer-computing phenomenon has opened up the resources of the
network, as well as our imaginations about the potential of this
But the story has just begun. There is widespread support from
analysts who believe that P2P is about to grow up. As P2P matures it
will give rise to a new class of Network Applications that
will literally run "outside of the box" and make computing a much more
consistent and rich experience.
Soon a streaming session about to lose its connection will
intelligently be re-hosted on the fly relative to network traffic
(similar to how a cellular phone network can maintain a conversation
as a user migrates from one cell to the next). Based on the natural
activities of the network, soon virus protection applications will
become Network Applications as they learn about and
respond to dangerous files and network-wide behavior in real-time.
By intelligently combining the power of the peer with the
pervasiveness of the network, the network will finally become the
computer and applications will become unhinged to transparently
leverage the best of all architectures, technologies and devices on an
as needed basis.
Proposing a solution on the road to revolution, Michael Tanne, CEO of
XDegrees, will provide in-depth examples of how a wide variety of
applications can harness the value of distributed architectures. As
well as how developers can easily migrate their efforts today to
realize tomorrow's potentials.
To provide a deep technical understanding of the issues at hand, he
will look "under the hood" and explain in detail the addressability,
performance, availability, security and scalability challenges posed
by implementing the best of peer and legacy architectures - and will
outline methods for achieving fast and viable deployment.
Finally, Tanne will provide a glimpse into the future of network
applications and the technical framework that will allow
network capabilities and resources to be better leveraged by
intelligent applications that recognize applications, people, data and
devices as first-class objects.