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The Impact of the Internet of Things on Data Center and Networking Semiconductors

Published: 30 September 2014

ID: G00265773

Analyst(s): Jim Tully, Werner Goertz , Sergis Mushell


The objects within the Internet of Things will generate billions of data points for processing, analyzing and storing in data centers. Semiconductor vendors competing in the data center market need to address this requirement with focused product, sales and marketing strategies.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • New security threats in IoT traffic will require silicon marketing managers to implement security IP in their designs
  • IoT devices present semiconductor product marketing managers with the opportunity to migrate designs to cost-efficient ARM/MIPS-based ISAs
  • Rapidly growing IoT workloads will require semiconductor product managers to implement DPI at wire speeds
  • The upstream dominance of IoT traffic will require semiconductor marketing managers to optimize designs with maximum throughput at the ingress port

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