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Market Trends: Take Advantage of Opportunities IoT Creates for Micro Data Centers at the Edge

Published: 08 August 2017

ID: G00325243

Analyst(s): Saniye Alaybeyi , Kiyomi Yamada , Jeffrey Hewitt


Demand is rising for micro data centers, designed to handle specific needs at distributed locations, due to increasing IoT workloads at the edge. Technology product management leaders must take advantage of the opportunities by providing MDC and related platforms optimized for IoT workloads.

Table Of Contents


Market Trend

  • Increased IoT Workloads Are Boosting Micro Data Centers' Needs
  • Buyer Trend
    • Early IoT Adoptors of Micro Data Centers
    • Enterprise Buyers
    • Intergovernmental Agency Buyers
    • Oil and Gas Buyers
  • Technology Trend
    • Micro Data Centers Have Evolved From Modular Data Center Solutions

Contrarian View

  • When It Makes Sense to Adopt Cloud IoT Platform

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