The Impact of the Internet of Things on Data Centers

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Summary

As the Internet of Things generates billions of data points that need to be stored, processed and analyzed, vendors competing in the data center hardware, software and service markets need to address this phenomenon with precise product, sales and marketing strategies.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
  • Impacts and Recommendations
    • Processing large quantities of IoT data in real time will increase as a proportion of workloads of data centers, leaving providers facing new security, capacity and analytics challenges
      • Security
      • Enterprise Challenges
      • Consumer Privacy
      • Data
      • Storage Management
      • Server Technologies
      • Data Center Network
    • The magnitude of network connections and data associated with the IoT will accelerate a distributed data center management approach that calls for providers to offer efficient system management platforms
    • The rapid growth of data will force data center vendors to include IoT-aware infrastructure and capacity management platforms in their product offerings
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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