Originally posted to Data Center Frontier by VOICES OF THE INDUSTRY

iot-networkIn this week’s Voices of the Industry Mark Wachtmann, IO/VP, Product & Technology and Samir Shah, BASELAYER/VP, Product Management & Marketing discuss how innovative, next-generation data center built on a common philosophy can help drive a transformative customer experience.

The technology market continues to be disrupted by new ways of thinking, doing, and computing. As the big data and analytics market matures, we’re seeing big data technologies like Hadoop and Spark process data from various sensor types faster than ever. The resulting insight is becoming more accessible to people on a global level due to increasingly available and simplified analytics tools.

In addition, the use of new devices, wearables, and other smart endpoints that make up the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to grow exponentially. Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 6.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2016, up 30 percent from 2015, and will reach 20.8 billion by 2020. In 2016, 5.5 million new devices will become connected every day. This highly anticipated “future state” comes with the promise of better things: better information, better visualization, better decision making, and more. It also brings massive amounts of data.

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