Echo Messaging Systems presented a lightening talk at Boston-Docker Meetup on January 17, 2018, hosted at NetApp in Waltham, Ma. The presentation described how containers are an ideal processing environment for ADIN Autonomous Agents. Agent-based processing is proving to be an efficient way of creating complex software, and when these agents run in containers, they benefit dramatically from optimum allocation of computing resources.
The ADIN Dashboard provides full insight into each container and agent seamlessly through visual controls. Healthcheck agents continuously monitor the health of agents and display in the user interface:
ADIN is Echo Messaging's system for Autonomous Agent-based processing for Anomaly Detection and Intelligent Notification. When paired with container technology, it brings key features together that are greater than the sum of its parts. Extends any container technology - builds upon container aspects of security, control and resource usage. Health check agents continuously monitor for statistical anomalies. Applications faster to market, less expensive to maintain - Echo Messaging has built dozens of complex applications using ADIN agent based engine at its core, spanning more than 10 years. We know the ROI improvements, time to market and overall lowered costs to maintain using this approach. Our happy customers with stable systems that were reasonably priced are how we know. Impact Moore’s law via software - better use of computing resources. We know it's bold to say this. Using Autonomous Intelligent agents cuts through complexity and packages them into smaller targeted micro-services. Running agent inside of containers further makes best use of hardware processing resources with greatly reduced processing overhead. We are seeing an impact that will increase processing power by finally making software better, more compact, and less bloated with layers upon layers of overhead. Monitoring problem solved through internal and external self-monitoring, anomaly detection and response. Complex software based on hundreds or thousands of agents can result in runaway confusion when things go wrong. Agents running inside of containers have self-monitoring built in where each agent has its own dedicated 'Health Check' agent that monitors activity and learns patterns over time. When pattern anomalies are detected, the Health Check agents respond automatically with preset responses of notification, cloning agents to expand capacity, restricting bandwidth, or any other type of response. Furthermore, Block chain technology is used to maintain signatures and metadata hash codes that will indicate tampering. Integrity Agents will automatically restore agents in containers that exhibit this behavior. By extrapolating from projections for Container revenue for Smart Containers, we anticipate a 50% CAGR by factoring in three additional key items that expand upon regular Container offerings. These items are expanded and enhanced monitoring of inside containers of agents, control into smart agent containers via the ADIN Dashboard Agent Console and the impact dynamic Health Check agents will have on overall health and integrity. Finally, as companies develop applications using Intelligent Agent Container technology, they will come to see the benefits of improved resource allocation (including human, technology and hardware-based) during the entire lifecycle.