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April 27, 2015

IoT to become top driver in data centre IT expansion

Internet of Things to speed shift to cloud-oriented infrastructure.

By Joao Lima

Data centres’ installed service provider capacity will rocket by nearly 750% between 2014 and 2019.

IDC’s report said IoT will speed the move to cloud-oriented infrastructure, becoming the top driver of IT expansion in larger data centres.

The study also found that in order for service providers to better monitor and manage their own data centre assets, they will have to adopt IoT technologies.

Compute and storage deployment at the edge will be driven by IoT, while connected services will place growing stress in most enterprise and service provider networks.

The growing importance of analytics in IoT services will ensure that hyper scale data centres are a major component of most IoT service offerings by 2019, the study revealed.

Rick Villars, Vice President, Datacenter and Cloud said: "Equal, or even greater, investments in the IoT platform services residing in the data centre will be instrumental in delivering the IoT promise of anytime, anywhere, anyhow connectivity and context.

"Given the number of devices connected and the amount of data generated, businesses must focus on their IoT service platform requirements at the level of the data centre itself, not just the individual servers or storage devices."

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