IT expansion in data centres, particularly the bigger ones, will be driven by new workloads introduced as the Internet of Things (IoT) takes effect. Research House IDC has even forecast that installed service provider data centre capacity, consumed by IoT workloads will increase by nearly 750% up to 2019.
Gartner says that IoT is a key enabling technology for digital businesses. They say about 3.9 billion connected things were in use in 2014 and this figure is expected to rise hugely to 25 billion by 2020.
This is a good definition of the IoT, from Wikipedia: "The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects or 'things' embedded with electronics, software, sensors and connectivity to enable it to achieve greater value and service by exchanging data with the manufacturer, operator and/or other connected devices.
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