As I meet customers in 2017, I realized that we live in an “on-demand” world and literally everything must be available at the push of a button. People want ubiquitous access to everything from anywhere, anytime. This is resulting in a proliferation of devices that is transforming our way of life. By that, I mean with connected cars, wearables, smartphones, smart cities, etc. traditional, rigid communication models are being transformed into new, agile, and dynamic communication models. And this pace of change is unprecedented –
- By 2020, Gartner predicts that there will be 25 billion connected Internet of Things (IoT) devices.
- By 2018, the number of new connections for IoT devices will exceed all other new connections for interoperability and integration combined.
Successful organizations realize they must harness the power of these forces to take full advantage of the disruptive and positive opportunities they offer. This dramatic increase in the number of connected things is forcing organizations to evolve and consider new architectures to address security, privacy, cost, ease of access, agility, and performance.
However, the business and technical challenges of managing and capitalizing on the proliferation of IoT adoption remain daunting to many IT organizations. Moreover, the challenges in designing and deploying large-scale IoT solutions are enormous due to the rigidity, poor elasticity, and limited dependability of traditional networking products.
In this IoT white paper, we discuss how you can address these issues by extending your existing Application Delivery Controllers (ADC).
First, Virtual Application Delivery Controllers accelerate and optimize IoT workloads. By distributing incoming IoT sessions to the most highly available application servers in the cloud or private data centers, ADCs accelerate processing time. Many of our customers are using ADC to manage connections from smart power meters or solar panels in a connected home.
Next, our customers are using virtual application delivery controllers to deliver a unique “defense-in-depth” architecture for securing IoT applications and data. This architecture allows IT teams to bring security closer to the IoT workloads.
Finally, ADCs make IoT infrastructure management a snap. By processing event data from sensors in real time, and combining it with data from the application delivery controllers, insights can be obtained that deliver predictive and adaptive solutions that reduce operational cost and accelerate productivity.
So as you start your IoT journey, if you would like to improve scalability, reliability, and security of your IoT solution read this white paper.