• The Server Labs is now an "AWS Advanced Partner"

    That way our customers can benefit from our access to AWS Private Betas, upfront insight into AWS Product Roadmap etc...

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  • The Server Labs supports the Helix Nebula Marketplace

    The Helix Nebula Marketplace offers a European Cloud Marketplace service that is compliant with EU regulations and legislation through collaboration between commercial providers and public e-Infrastructures.

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  • National award for BBVA’s new global corporate security platform Faro

    BBVA’s corporate security application which has been developed by a consortium formed by The Server Labs and GMV has been awarded as the best installed and operative security system in Spain during Seguritecnia’s XXVII Edition ...

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  • Gaia has been launched into space 

    The Server Labs are very happy to have been able to contribute to the successful launch of the Gaia mission. We have been working with ESA (European Space Agency) already for a number of years on various IT projects around the Gaia mission...

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  • The Server Labs is now a G-Cloud supplier 

    The Server Labs has been selected as services supplier to the UK Government’s G-Cloud ii CloudStore. Currently The Server Labs offers nine different Cloud services through the CloudStore including ... Click here to read the full article.
  • The Server Labs reviews the IT architecture of BBVA’s “tugestionline” 

    We have carried out a technical audit for BBVA’s online platform “tugestionline” to evaluate its performance, highlight possible areas of improvement and requirements for further scalability of the system, bringing in an external view.

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  • The Server Labs boosts the performance of Metro de Madrid’s driver support system

    The Server Labs is leading the improvement of ARCO, Metro de Madrid’s real-time information system for its train drivers, expected to reduce CPU usage.

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  • The Server Labs is taking e-encuesta.com to the Amazon Cloud

    The Server Labs has taken the popular online survey application from a traditional server-based environment to the Cloud. The Server Labs Rapid Cloud Transition was the key in the smooth migration.

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  • Big science teams up with big business to kick-start European cloud computing

    Geneva, 1 March 2012. Today a consortium of leading IT providers, including The Server Labs, and three of Europe’s biggest research centres (CERN1, EMBL2 and ESA3) announced a partnership to launch a European cloud computing platform.

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  • The Server Labs will reform the architecture of BBVA’s corporate security application

    The Server Labs has been chosen by BBVA to develop a completely revised version of its corporate security application Faro in order to unify and streamline the application throughout all countries in which BBVA operates. Click here.

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Rich Internet Applications

Traditional desktop applications are characterised by having a rich user experience and complex GUI (menus, multi-window, multi-tabbed, etc…) that run fast and are deployed locally on the end user platform. They start becoming problematic when the user community is not localised and the application has to be used across networks with different security constraints. Additionally, when the user community is large, the installation, maintenance and flexibility required for the access becomes difficult as new factors as compatible hardware; OS, libraries, etc, might need to be taken into account for each particular user.
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Read MoreWeb applications, on the other hand, provide a way to overcome those problems by introducing a thin client-server architecture based on Internet standards and protocols. A simple web browser replaces the presentation layer in the application and the rest runs centralised on a server, so that a connection to the network is enough for anybody to access the application from anywhere. No need for installations and updates on the client system.  The major problem with traditional web applications are that they are very static, all application interaction must go through the server, requiring data to be sent to the server and the server to respond; they also lack a rich user interface.

Rich Internet Applications try to bridge the two worlds, combining the best of both technologies, introducing an additional client layer (client engine) technology that allows the execution of code on the client side to provide better performance and a rich GUI experience.

The major justification points for RIA are:
·    No need for installation/updates. Updating and distributing the application is an instantaneous and automatic process. This is a big advantage when deploying an application where flexible and extensive access is required.
·    End users can use the application from any computer with a network connection and access the server, and usually regardless of what OS the computer runs.
·    User communities for an application can be easily extended even through security-managed areas as standard protocols are used.
·    They are cross browser and cross-platform.

For more information, download our whitepaper: RIA- Framework evaluation