Cloud Dependency: Ubiquitous Networking
Use of the cloud depends upon ubiquitous networking. And not just everywhere, but extremely high speed as well. This came to mind as I was sitting at the top of a mountain in a national park and heard someone ask Siri a question. Siri’s response was that the network was not in reach. This struck me as funny, then odd, then sent me down the path of ubiquitous networking. We are in the age of the Internet of Things (IoT), and if we do not have a network, then IoT fails rather spectacularly. So, what are the real requirements for IoT?
We have already mentioned a ubiquitous network, and that network apparently needs to be a public network with everyone and everything on it. I feel, given how people are, that that network should also be the fastest network humanity can possibly make. People and things expect to transfer quite a bit of data in as short a time as possible. How many of you have upgraded your household, business, or organizational wireless to 5G Wi-Fi or 802.11ac? Granted, new wireless devices are faster, smarter, and much more secure, but the key is faster. People want access quickly. IoT transmits a huge amount of data.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in The Virtualization Practice Newsletter.