Creating an App-Centric Network for the Internet of Things

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An IoT application may have hundreds, thousands, or even millions of participating devices. Sometimes the number of connections and the amount of data will be consistent and predictable, but not always. Here are a few of the more pressing challenges to providing backend connectivity and customer satisfaction in IoT applications:

Handling Huge Amounts of Traffic Including Bursts

Imagine a motion detector video camera that maintains a minimal connection to a cloud-based application server, perhaps a periodic "heartbeat" packet that provides operational status. When the motion detector is tripped, the camera suddenly kicks into gear and transmits streams of HD video to be stored and analyzed. Or, imagine the burst of data coming from, say, runners wearing fitness bands at a sporting event like the New York City Marathon.

IoT systems designers should plan to manage any quantity of data in unpredictable bursts without dropping packets, overloading the network or overwhelming servers – all while accommodating the BI analytics software required to make sense of the data, often in real time.

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?


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