IDC has estimated that there will be 30 billion connected “things” by 2020 and a $1.7 trillion revenue opportunity to suit. Ninety-eight percent of 700 enterprise decision-makers surveyed by 451 Research said they have Internet of Things (IoT) projects underway or in the pre-deployment phase.

It’s clear that the IoT will be a disruptive force, but what does that mean for the data networks supporting it?

365 Data Centers’ CEO Bob DeSantis tackles that topic in Pipeline’s latest issue.

“It wasn’t long ago that the industry was taken by storm by cloud computing, and now—before many enterprises have even begun to leverage that model — we’re on to the next thing, turning the cloud approach on its head with talk of edge and fog computing,” the article states. “The way internet infrastructure evolves has everything to do with the changing workloads that networks must store and process, and one of the most revolutionary shifts with regard to the amount and complexity of network data comes with the advent of IoT.”

The article addresses:

  • IoT drivers and use cases
  • Why edge computing is a good fit to support IoT requirements
  • Edge vs. cloud
  • IoT security
  • How the industry is changing to support IoT networks

Check out the full article — “Supporting IoT’s Push to the Edge” — over at

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