Date Added: Nov 2013
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.
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