Is Your Infrastructure Ready for IoT?

IoT Infrastructure

The data generated by devices will propel us from the Information Age into the Big Information Age. Is your data center ready to transform into an IoT infrastructure?

Why Turn Your Data Center into an Internet of Things (IoT) Infrastructure?

Experts project that there will be 34 billion devices—24 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices and 10 billion traditional computing devices—connected to the Internet by 2020.1

The data generated by all of these devices will propel us from the Information Age into the Big Information Age. Is your data center ready to transform into an IoT infrastructure?

Challenges to building an IoT infrastructure
Companies that run their own data centers or operate within a legacy data center cannot effectively keep up with the demand and scale of the data expected to be generated by the IoT. The pace of new technology initiatives—such as software as a service (SaaS) and mobile solutions—will also strain data center and communications infrastructures. 

Building an IoT Infrastructure

The Internet of Things requires a world-class data center like IO. IO’s cloud and colocation services can help strengthen the IT/business strategic alignment, fueling greater business innovation and the increased agility needed for IoT. IO can help you to:

  • Increase security/availability via tighter access control and better uptime on critical data center support infrastructure.
  • Scale capacity up or down as needed to meet budget requirements or the business demands of the IoT.
  • Choose from multiple carriers to meet your business and financial needs with carrier-neutral connectivity.
  • Reduce capital costs by co-locating your data center within IO’s Tier III data center, subscribing to software services via cloud computing, or taking advantage of IO’s carrier-neutral connectivity.
  • Drive strategic IoT innovation for your core business and relieve your organization of routine tasks.
  • Leverage IO’s expertise in state-of-the-art critical support infrastructure and reduce business risk by co-locating your data center.

Taking advantage of the many opportunities available within the Internet of Things requires a secure, reliable, and agile infrastructure. Whether you build that IoT infrastructure in house or you outsource it to a secure, reliable third-party data center provider like IO comes down to numbers and needs.

This blog post was adapted from an article authored by IO’s David Mettler and titled “Is Your Data Center Infrastructure Ready for the Internet of Things (IoT)?” Read the complete article in IOT Evolution.


1 “Here’s how the Internet of Things will explode by 2020,” BusinessInsider.com, 04/13/2016.