The Internet of Things is Forcing Companies to Invest in New Storage Infrastructure
Undoubtedly, the Internet of Things generate massive volume of data, which can have severe impact on organizations and their operational activities. Analyst firm 451 Research has already stated that the Internet of Things has already made a noticeable on IT enterprises with traditional storage devices.
As stated by the Voice of the Enterprise: The burden of IoT data has compelled organizations to increase storage capacity, cloud server infrastructures, and network edge computing. It’s certain that more than 80% of businesses will adapt the latest storage servers within the next 12 months.
The study included phone-interviews and well as 671 face-to-face interaction, which concluded that Global IT and IoT decision makers are looking for new storage devices for their data storage. Fifty percent of the total company did IoT processing at the age, either in an IoT device or nearby infrastructures.
Rich Karpinski, 451’s research director for its Voice of the Enterprise stated “Companies are processing IoT workloads at the edge today to improve security, process real-time operational action triggers, and reduce IoT data storage and transport requirements. While some enterprises say that in future they will do more analytics – including heavy data processing and analytics driven by big data or AI – at the network edge, for now that deeper analysis is happening in company-owned data centers or in the public cloud.”
The respondents mentioned that they are having big time issues related to IoT-related tasks, including data analytics security and virtualization capabilities. And that is just the beginning, the real stress comes when the analyzed data needs to be stored. With each device generating immense amount of data, it is becoming hard for companies to compile the data for future reference. Most of the companies are still unable to switch to cloud servers because of the high operational costs.
As stated by experts, the price of storage facilities in not coming down anytime soon. This might be a huge roadblock for companies looking to adopt IoT system.