January 14, 2014
By now you’re no doubt aware of the hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) following this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Cisco’s CEO has estimated that its cumulative economic impact will be in the neighborhood of $19 trillion by the year 2020 (Yes, that is a 19 followed by a dozen zeroes). And as far as the cultural impact, predictions have it falling nothing short of turning what is currently considered science fiction into everyday reality. But what is IoT exactly, and how will it come to affect the data center over the next decade?