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How IoT is reshaping network design

July 10, 2019 / James Young

Back in 2014, a Gartner report said that the Internet of Things (IoT) will pose seven challenges in the data center: sheer volume of data, server technologies, data security, the data center network, consumer privacy, need for higher availability and increased data processing requirements.Now, the impacts of IoT are coming into sharper focus,in the data center and across the network. Some of Gartner's predictions hold true, but we have a better idea as to how they might play out. In a world of always-on ubiquitous connectivity, latency and reliability loom over everything, whether you’re talking about self-driving cars or Industry 4.0. These two challenges are driving much of the change that we’ll see in network design over the next few years.