Data center transformation and preparation are now top priorities for IT and tech decision makers.
IDC predicts the digital universe will reach 44 trillion gigabytes of data from a variety of “things,” by 2020. At the center of this data growth is the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT is a vast network of physical objects (“things”) all of which collect and transmit information from their environments (such as sensors, wearables, medical devices, etc.). As the demand increases for “smart” – smart homes, smart cars, etc. – the IoT has rapidly become the center of attention as it is the key enabler for innovative technologies.
The rapid growth of the Internet of Things has put data center transformation and preparation as top priorities for IT and tech decision makers. Forecasting the demand from this emerging market is not an exact science – making data center planning and management more difficult. In order to support the next era of IoT and increasing demand on resources, Data-Center-as-a-Service (DCaaS) and other forms of outsourcing must be a core pillar in the data center strategy.
Here are five capabilities data center managers should be thinking about to support the growth of IoT
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