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With projections of up to 50 billion Internet of Things (IoT) connected devices by 2020, many industries are finding ways to leverage IoT. Data Centers and Edge computing sites are uniquely positioned to leverage IoT and improve visibility, efficiency, availability and scalability, for a more profitable business.
The IT landscape continues to change. Trends are driving more and more computing to the "edge of the network". Professionals today are asking what this means to their infrastructure power systems.
The only certainty in computing is that change is coming. What will that mean for the data center of the future? Bigger? Or smaller? Faster? Better? Sure, but how?
Marketing and IT should be intimate friends, often they’re barely fleeting acquaintances. As a marketer, working in a business enabling the digital applications of the digital world, I see both sides, and they are now, and are becoming more intertwined and interdependent.
Mobile devices have fast become the most important screen for consumers, to the point that firefighters are weighing in on our digital addictions.
I must confess that I was not immune to the Pokemon Go craze. Like many others, last summer I observed people hunting Squirtles and Bulbasaurs. I also witnessed the first world frustrations of people getting frustrated because the game would not load when they were sure there must be a Pikachu close to hand.
Years later and countless hours spent trawling up motorways and crawling around cities, that dream had been firmly wiped from my mind. Yet in the near future, it looks like becoming a reality for the next learner generation.
I vaguely remember when I first came across the concept of the data center. In fact, it was the discovery of a seemingly obscure and futuristic sounding thing called a ‘mainframe’.