17 Dec

IoT and the Data Center: Tuning up Data Centers to Handle the Volumes Generated by IoT

first_imgThe Internet of Things isn’t a fad.  Gartner predicts that the 5 billion devices connected to the Internet in 2015 will grow by a factor of five by 2020 to 25 billion, and Forrester estimates that more than 82 percent of businesses will be developing IoT applications by 2017.In order to support the rapid growth of IoT, the data centers that will communicate with and collect data from devices will need to change in character from those of today.  Data centers will need to become more flexible and dynamic.A recent blog by Brian Lavallée, Ciena’s Director of Global Networks Solutions, identifies five areas where today’s data centers will need to change in order to collect, process and analyze large amounts of data quickly and efficiently:Data Center InterconnectComputer InfrastructureStorageAvailabilitySecurityLavallée cautions that “without properly addressing the dynamics inside and outside the data center, the many benefits offered by IoT will be interrupted and wide-scale adoption will slow.”last_img

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