Web 2.0 style integration has become the norm with REST and SOA-based APIs. WebSockets can deliver the speed and scale necessary to make it the perfect answer to infrastructure integration challenges.
Lori Macvittie in a blog raises one of the concerns that arose early in the days of discussing Infrastructure 2.0, aka Dynamic Infrastructure. It was the performance of integration methods. While collaboration across and between infrastructure components what was harder to envision was a way in which such integration could be realized without compromising on performance.
Traditional data center infrastructure components were already adopting web-based integration methods – SOA, REST, etc. – but the reliance on HTTP was troubling. While HTML5 WebSockets may not be wholly appropriate for public-facing web applications for a variety of reasons, it may be not only appropriate but advantageous for use in intra-data center integration.
To read the full blog visit: http://www.sys-con.com/node/2298594