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The numbers are truly breathtaking. Verizon estimates that by 2016, there will be three devices for every person connected to the Internet. By 2020, there will be 50 billion (with a “B”) connected devices. With data sources including video, audio, photographs, live fitness data, all that mobile data, and machine-to-machine data, KPCB forecasts a 9x growth in data created and shared over five years. In 2013 alone, almost four zettabytes of data will be created and shared.
But the practical side of this story is the demand it puts on the network, on IT management, on datacenters, and on storage requirements. The pressure created by all those mobile workers, those apps backed by service-side databases, and the explosion in M2M devices can strain the infrastructure of companies simply trying to offer more services and take advantage of greater opportunities. Fortunately, there are solutions.
CBS Interactive is proud to present "Intelligent Networking: reliable, robust, resilient, redundant, and really, really fast," a comprehensive guide to managing, scaling and globally expanding your network.
- Discover how to scale services (anything from bandwidth to server cycles) gracefully, as well as handle those sudden surges in demand.
- Explore how to identify risks and vulnerabilities, manage BYOD and mobile users, build security into cloud solutions, and guard your wireless and wireline networks 24/7.
- Learn how to optimize your network and IT operations.
- Format: eBooks
- Size: 3389.66 KB