The best way to achieve public, private, hybrid and multicloud interconnection is to first leverage smaller, distributed, connected data centers at the digital edge.
Cars are mobile – it’s why they were invented, to move us from here to there. Connected cars can’t depend on traditional IT infrastructures that are centralized and fixed, with data traffic running back and forth between a distant corporate data center.
To tackle latency issues, many organizations have started placing significant portions of their application and IT infrastructure at the digital edge where they are close to globally dispersed users, partners and cloud services.
While security and privacy concerns are similar across cloud and traditional non-cloud services, cloud security concerns are amplified because transitioning to the public cloud requires shifting some control over organizational assets to the cloud provider, and those assets could be mismanaged.
“Collaborative communities” harness the power of proximity not only to meet the demands of the digital economy, but to exceed them.
Planning for the IoT: How the right upfront decisions can mean better performance, scalability and security
While security is a hot topic for the architects of IoT devices and applications, good IoT infrastructure planning shouldn’t stop there, and should also include best practices for IoT interconnection at the digital edge.
The digital edge is where commerce, population centers and digital ecosystems meet. This is the place where information is exchanged, transactions are conducted, and data is gathered and analyzed. However, the inherent limitations of legacy networks and the laws of physics impair high-speed, low-latency communications over long distances.
There’s clear opportunity here for cloud DVR providers looking to take advantage of increasingly mobile viewing habits. But the storage obstacle is significant, and it exists in part because recordings can’t legally be shared. That means a single unique copy of every recording must be a saved for each individual user, and that adds up.
The legacy enterprise network is flat, expensive to run and does not provide the flexibility and elasticity that a cloud-enabled enterprise demands. As the primary platform for service consumption, the offering from the NSPs had to change.
Media coverage has pinned blame for the failures on the cloud service providers (CSPs), but CSPs aren't the only entity on the hook here. Enterprises are responsible for their own disaster planning and recovery procedures, whether they are deploying IT solutions in their own data center, managing their IT with one or more CSPs, or utilizing a hybrid architecture.