Manage mobile cloud socket connections
How cloud providers manage the connections between a mobile app and the cloud
From the developerWorks archives
Date archived: November 29, 2016 | First published: January 25, 2013
The cloud and mobile applications are hot topics for the enterprise. To use these technologies together effectively, the enterprise must know how to connect and manage the connections between a mobile app and the cloud. This article discusses what cloud providers hosting the infrastructure need to know to enable mobile socket connections, the types of sockets available for use (TCP, HTTP, and so on), why socket connections are lost, the inner workings of socket technologies, and the pros and cons of using any of those options.
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