Today, machine to machine (M2M) connections or Internet of Things is acting as the game changer for various industries. The companies investing in this new technology are expected to get higher returns on their capital investments as compared to the traditional technologies existing in the industry.
In this light, companies and service providers are striving to tap the potential of M2M initiatives to ascertain that their data center infrastructure can be easily scaled and are always available in a cloud-enabled environment. This further ensures that the facilities are able to effectively cope-up with uninterrupted data streams in real-time.
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As the internet has gained popularity and has connected users across the globe, cloud computing devices are increasingly becoming connected. Data centers facilities, to have a more scalable infrastructure and round-the-clock availability, are making use of distributed analytics for reducing the total amount of information sent to support M2M communication initiatives.
According to industry experts, service providers need to reconsider their existing data centers infrastructure while considering the M2M/IOT projects. This implies having a complete fault tolerant and elastic network infrastructure within the data center facility.
Ideally, the infrastructure needs to be housed in an area that can be easily expanded. By using the potential of M2M, companies can easily scale-up their data centers environment in a cost effective way. Furthermore, the M2M technology allows electronic devices to easily communicate over the network in order to generate meaningful business insights, such as store shelves are required to be restocked, etc.
The scope and scale of a data center’s infrastructure mainly depends upon the machine-to-machine application deployed as it needs to take into account the number of machine connections along with the frequency and size of events being logged and tracked. Furthermore, such a facility also supports the communication method, be it is wired or wireless or a continuous batch feed.
As enterprises invest in data warehousing facilities to efficiently analyze, track, and tap on the commercial value from the information collected. In this regard, networking tools are considered as a critical means for ensuring the success of any M2M project. The technology provides flexibility to a data center to effectively deal with the streaming data along with elastic allocation of the virtual nodes in a cloud enabled environment.