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Reassess Storage Requirements for Successful IoT Implementations

Published: 01 April 2015

ID: G00274286

Analyst(s): Santhosh Rao , Arun Chandrasekaran


The Internet of Things will drive the demand for more scalable and cost-effective storage, but the current solutions are insufficient to meet future demands. As IoT data becomes more of a corporate asset, I&O leaders need to reassess storage requirements based on specific use cases.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • As IoT evolves, I&O leaders should expect storage vendors to provide deeper integration with IoT platforms
  • IoT will require distributed storage solutions that address the different stages of the IoT data life cycle, so I&O leaders will need to ensure specific storage technology for each component
  • I&O leaders need to be aware that due to its unique and distributed nature, IoT data protection requirements differ from other application requirements and existing data protection architectures will not apply

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