A good strategy is the key to incorporating the challenges of growth and the evolution of technology. In IoT, shooting for the present state can and will wind up in a giant ‘bird’s nest’ of complexity and capacity issues, as IoT growth will be explosive. Fortunately, the solution for much of this is surprisingly simple and it lies in the choice of hosting IoT applications in the first place.
IoT Growth Strategy
Choosing a place for IoT and Big Data hosting can be confusing and daunting. The choices are many.
- In-house Hosting and building/running your own Data Center
- Cloud Hosting
- Managed Hosting
- Hybrid Cloud Solutions
We’ll skip the primer to these solutions here and jump right into the hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud is composed of:
- an off-premises client/server architecture (a private cloud)
- an off-premises shared/virtual architecture (public cloud)
- and sometimes an on-premise client/server architecture
All of these elements are combined in a unified space. Hybrid cloud provides several key benefits that are naturally suited for IoT. Distributed hybrid technology specifically provides:
- Capacity management via Cloudbursting – the cloud-based ability to quickly scale up or down, as needed
- Data isolation, security, and privacy via private infrastructure
- Databases and big data – require I/O performance guarantees and scalability
- Lock-in avoidance – changing standards, integrations, and portability are not a hybrid cloud constraint
- Best ROI venue – hybrid clouds provide the ability to select the most optimal cost infrastructure for applications, at any given time
These elements only begin to tell the tale of an environment conducive to IoT growth. Hybrid allows for reduced costs, increased flexibility, better choices, accelerated deployment, improved reusability, and accelerated innovation.
An organization that embraces hybrid cloud technology into its IoT strategy can expect freedom from:
- Overpaying for solutions
- Data isolation
- Architecture-based performance issues
- Limitations on customization
- Excessive regulatory challenges
To the Edge
Today, IoT and Big Data are moving increasingly towards ‘the edge’. Increased bases of applications along with an explosion in utility throughout many industries have created a need for data that is present throughout regions throughout the entire country. The rate of collecting, delivering, and processing data is transitioning demand over to a regional approach.
To those ends, the hybrid approach provides the best position for entry, growth, and sustainable scale. The Codero On-Demand Hybrid approach is proving to be the technology of choice and its world class solutions and support help make the difference. By providing some 4,000 domestic and international partners with hosting services and presenting more than 30 edge locations and points of presence, Codero is positioned to take on the future of IoT.
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