Do you also think that a good proposal with an average solution is better than a bad proposal with a great solution? What does it take to create a great proposal? a winning proposal; that makes everybody win. Is it an art, science or both? Does it involve a bit of Maths too?
Gartner predicts that 26 billion connected devices by 2020, or nearly three for every person on the planet, and Gartner also estimates that the global IoT industry is expected to clock $300-billion revenue. In eastern India alone the Internet of Things (IoT) has the potential to generate revenues to the tune of $750–900 million , according to a report by PwC and the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Continue reading
William Gibson once said “The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed “, but now with the help of technology it is easier to distribute the future. Well, this post is all about how to predict the future? Continue reading
In my last blog How to predict future I promised to give you more digital fortune-telling in my upcoming blo
gs; so here I am giving you some practical suggestions on how you could get better insights on future trends that will affect you and your career. We will stickto the three step process that we used in the last blog The future is already here – it’s just not evenly distributed : 1) Collect 2) Analyse and 3) Visualize Continue reading
Just look at the interest that is gaining in 3d printing over last 2 years. While 3d printing has been there for a while but it was never a mainstream application. 1983 was supposed to be the birth of 3d printing, and then came open-source collaboration and market place,but it was recently only that low cost 3d printers are entering and creating new market place.
Future is not about big data centers or complex data centers, it is about simplicity. Let’s take a look whats shaping the future of data center. At the end of this post you will have infographics on a) Global Data Center Survey and b) State of the Data Center, the growth and the growing importance of Data Center.
Speed ( Network )
Data centers are becoming heavily virtualized and increasing demand of video content is making 10GbE not fast enough for toda’s Data Centers. You can expect 10GbE connections between servers within the same rack and 40GbE from rack switch to the core network switch or router or edge router.
SDN ( Software Defined Networks )
Your IT guys can quickly provision new servers and new storage but what about network as that’s not easy today, because each server they create they need to manage network address, firewall settings and some other network parameters based on the organization network and security policies. Its tough job to automate network scalability, reliability and security. Openflow enables you to control the behavior of your network devices. Additionally openflow creates a common networking platform and you don’t have a lock-in.
Sustainability ( Green )
Not surprising at all that the power consumption used in data centers is more costly than the cost of the hardware during its life time. Additionally organizations are facing increasingly pressure due to environmental implications of running these data centers, and regulatory requirements are increasing every year. You will see more or solar and bio-fuel, heat from servers can be used to power chillers that cool the water to be used in data centers. Using tools to monitor all data center resources will get more popular.
The kind of issues we today in Data Centers will drive most of the innovations in the future. Here is a current survey done on Data Center issues.
Some of the best information that can captured graphically is here:-
Managing long-term digital archive could be a challenge for almost every company. Many enterprises have regulatory requirements for retain data, and that too for decades. We all are aware that digital data is growing exponentially, and storing/managing this huge data is an operational challenge. One can use multiple data centers to store all that data but there is huge capital and operational cost. Storage systems, tape libraries, robotic storage, vendor contracts, rent, aircon and power -all that adds challenges. Continue reading
This will allow customers to run demanding data-driven applications in the cloud without the need for costly up-front capital investments. The availability of solid state storage, which is faster and more expensive than more traditional spinning disks, and has become a battleground with more companies adding the option as the price for SSDs falls, even in the laptops, Continue reading
Here is the brief of Cloud Study Results conducted by Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Division
Microsoft’s Trustworthy Computing Division conducted research among small and midsize businesses (SMBs), defined as companies with between 100 and 250 PCs in the U.S., India, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore. The goal of the study was to gather data to better understand the cloud’s benefits relating to IT costs, Continue reading