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Networking's primary role in IoT

by Trusted Contributor on ‎08-31-2017 09:36 AM

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When you think about the rising bandwidth consumption across the globe, it’s pretty easy to imagine that IoT is going to be a major contributor. With potentially billions or trillions of devices suddenly connected to the Internet, it’s almost inconceivable that bandwidth requirements will not change. 
 
But even with all those sensors streaming information to clouds or remote data stores, the primary role of the network with regards to IoT could very well be security.
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Network abstraction: To gain capability, give up control

by Trusted Contributor ‎08-27-2017 12:59 PM - edited ‎08-27-2017 01:00 PM

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Networks are notoriously fragile. There is a reason that the primary means of combatting downtime in many enterprises is a strict set of change controls designed to throttle any changes that might pose a risk to the network during critical times. And the more complex the network, the more draconian the controls. 
 
But if we are to collectively get more from our networks over time, we will first have to give up some of the control to which we have become accustomed. 
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