Creating an App-Centric Network for the Internet of Things

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The IoT is all the rage. It's the buzzword de jour. Whether it's lauded in the popular press, technology journals or industry conference keynotes, it's hard to escape the moniker and very easy to dismiss the IoT as hype about smart refrigerators that remind you when to buy more milk. But, it's more than that, way more.

Gartner predicts that the IoT will bring a total economic value-add of $1.9 trillion by 2020, and the number of connected devices will reach 26 billion, while information managed by enterprises will grow by 14x.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is not just the connected refrigerator. It's thousands of medical devices in hospitals, smart utility meters, GPS-based location systems, fitness trackers, toll readers, motion detector security cameras, smoke detectors, and last but not least, embedded systems. Each of these IoT end nodes requires connectivity, processing and storage, some local and some in the cloud. This means scalability and application elasticity to adapt to dynamic requirements and ever-changing workloads.

To support and accommodate all the devices, sensors and other network-connected gadgets that will eventually become part of the IoT, network designs will need to adapt and become more application centric, according to KEMP Technologies. From health care to automotive and manufacturing to consumer electronics, the Internet of Things is a quantum revolution in how we think about application data activity. Is your network ready for the application onslaught that's coming?

 

Related Topics : Blade Servers, Business Integration, Ethernet, LAN, Network Protocols

 
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