Taking Advantage of Node.js in the Enterprise

Taking Advantage of Node.js in the Enterprise

Posted on April 10, 2015 0 Comments

For every action you might take in a web application, such as creating an appointment, answering an email or just clicking a button marked “next,” a request is built and sent to a server that generates a response. The server response, which may include interacting with databases, file systems and other resources, goes back to the application to have the result rendered to you.

Multiply your action by a thousand user actions—or millions—and it becomes obvious why enterprises like Google, Amazon and Facebook all have farms of servers to handle all their traffic.

Seconds Seem like Hours in Some Apps

If you’re like me, when an application is slow in responding—and slow might just be one or two seemingly interminable minutes—your user satisfaction drops to zero fast. We all expect highly interactive performance from the applications we use and won’t tolerate anything less. It only takes a few times watching those spinning clocks for a user to give up on using an application.

If your application isn’t running enough instances on enough web servers, your customers are not going to be pleased. The industrial-strength server-farmers have set the bar high, possibly costing your business as much as $2.5 million per year.

Adopting node.js for Fast Application Response Time

JavaScript technologies like Node.js help keep client-server chatter minimized so each of your servers can process as many requests as possible. Usage of node.js in particular increased by 241% in 2014, according to W3Techs Market Report. Highly trafficked sites like Groupon, OpenTable, YellowPages and WalMart all rely on node.js for part or all of their websites or web app servicing.

To boost enterprise application performance and customer satisfaction, Modulus Enterprise Class is available to deploy, manage and monitor node.js apps. For organizations with multiple tenants, multiple applications, or both, Modulus offers a single point of application management for node.js apps. Modulus is designed from the ground up to complement node.js in the following ways:

  • js apps can be created with the developer’s editing tool of choice
  • Modulus partners with you to run node.js apps on your infrastructure
  • Deployment and provision takes application through Modulus API
  • Modulus host holds mini-server containers known as servos which run your apps
  • Automatic load balancing allows for event traffic distribution across services

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For more information on Modulus Enterprise Class, visit modulus.io

Paul Nashawaty

As the senior director of product marketing and strategy for the Progress solutions and audience marketing team, Paul Nashawaty keeps his eyes peeled on what enterprises are doing about big data as it relates to digital transformation. Paul is responsible for applying practical business methodologies using technological solutions to drive success in organizations.


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