Network Applications: What, Why and How?

Michael Tanne, Founder and CEO, Wink

Track: Technical Track
Date: Thursday, February 15
Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Location: Colonial Room

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 enabling technology.

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.