Feb 13, 2015

In our previous post we had discussed about How Internet of Things is Reshaping the World which gave us a better insight into the advantages of going for Internet of Things and its growing demands in near future. This time we have come up with other aspect of the Internet of Things (IoT) as how it can help in storing large data.

In recent times Internet of Things (IoT) has off course become an integral part of lives of many people as they have provided driverless cars, wearable fitness technology and much more.

Internet of Things is a major breakthrough in the technology and is widely adopted by people and businesses across the world. However the Internet of Things and other trends like mobility, social media and other big data actually are driving strong demand for storage of data.

Such an exponential growth rate of data is making its storage tough. The storage appliances are one of the building blocks of any day-to-day data center. These come up with software package that is customized as per the hardware and vice versa. Its benefits are that it is easy to use and configure them as per our convenience.

The appliances which are traditional are effective but also expensive. These come with redundant components which do have additional layers available for better complexity. But when companies go for Internet of Things to scale out their data centers, the costs for the traditional architecture touches the sky limit.

Its biggest bottleneck is that all the requests come via a single point of entry and are then re-directed. Imagine millions of users getting connected to just a single entry point that too at the same time. It hence makes things tough and restricts service providers to meet the capacity needed for Internet of Things.

From the recent survey the forecasts suggest that the digital universe will certainly double till 2020. Don’t assume that this whole data growth is only driven by people, but also by the devices which are in connection to the Internet for transmitting data 24/7.

Here came into picture the software-defined storage. Just to overcome these organizations are moving towards alternative storage approaches. One of them is Software-defined storage which is one of the best alternative. This term means instead of the dependency on the storage appliances now things are moving towards software layer hence adopting a software-defined approach. This hence is a major breakthrough for meeting the demands for Internet of Things.

To sum up we can say yes this software defined storage method is more suited as it can easily serve the variant requirements of the data centers across different industries. For example a telecom service provider may have different needs for data storage whereas a major bank with many branches across world with a cloud service host provider may also have different set of needs. So the data storage by software is customized as per the need of the businesses. For the Internet of services to successfully survive the need for software defined things always exists.

(Omnie Solutions is an enterprise application development company providing custom web and enterprise mobile application development services to global business. Omnie Solutions has extensive experience and expertise in app development for smart gadgets like Google Glass and smart watches. Follow Omnie Solutions on Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter for technology updates).

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