Devices available to accommodate the Internet of Things number 1.9 billion today. However, it should multiply to 9 billion by 2018, which is more than the total number of personal computers, smart phones and tablets combined.
Years ago, most every business had at least one IT staff member to keep systems running smoothly and manage the network and apps. Larger companies had entire IT teams to manage their data and computing. Fast-forward to today, and that structure is a thing of the past.
When Contegix first began planning the managed network solution for our new primary St. Louis datacenter in 2013, one of our core requirements was that we build a network which would be fully IPv6 capable at the core for when it was needed.
Organizations produce a staggering amount of electronic information like emails, images, videos and documents. It would be very expensive for these organizations to store their digital data in their own data center.