The world is becoming increasingly digital, driven by the potential for near ubiquitous connectivity, continually decreasing costs of processing and sensor solutions, and the ability to use the Internet to facilitate communication between electronic devices. As such, we are in the early stages of the IoT –a technological evolution that is based on how connected devices can be used to enhance communication, automate complex industrial processes, strengthen customer relationships, and provide a wealth of information that can be processed into useful actions aimed to make our lives easier.
This report gives an overview of the IoT (what is it, exactly?), provides a current market size for connected devices, and forecasts growth through 2020. The IHS Markit Cloud and Data Center Research team then explains how the IoT will impact and change the data center market in terms of storage and processing, data center form factors, and data center infrastructure itself. It’s a useful tool for anyone looking to understand just how big an impact the IoT will be having on the growth and presentation of the future data center market.
Associate Director, Data Centers, Cloud & IT Infrastructure
Liz is an associate director in the IHS Markit Cloud and Data Center Research Practice and manages syndicated and custom market research reports covering UPS hardware and service, rack power distribution units, IT racks and enclosures, containerized and modular data centers and colocation services.