Businesses are starting to experience IoT — the internet of things. But in a change from the networking norm, many IoT transactions are purely machine-to-machine.
Scale is the challenge for IoT: driven by a huge increase in the number of connected devices and the amount of data that transits the network. Individually, typical IoT devices may not generate significant traffic, but a huge multiplier factor can kick-in.
Given that IoT represents a 24×365 requirement, always-on availability becomes an important consideration, as does security and an efficient, scalable, and virtualization-friendly Data Center network.