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Growing Internet of Things (IoT) spend is set to drive a wave of new IT infrastructure over the next 12 months, according to recent analysis by 451 Research.
According to the Voice of the Enterprise: IoT – Workloads and Key Projects, 65.6 percent of respondents plan to increase their spending on IoT projects in the next 12 months, with the average spend increase totaling 17.7 percent. Only 2.7 percent of respondents are planning to decrease spending.
Specifically, organizations that are deploying IoT projects over the next 12 months plan to increase storage capacity (32.4 percent), network edge equipment (30.2 percent), server infrastructure (29.4 percent) and off-premises cloud infrastructure (27.2 percent).
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Storage infrastructure is the top area affected by IoT. Most respondents said they store IoT data in company-owned data centers (53.1 percent), and once the data is analyzed, two-thirds of respondents continue to store the data at those same data centers, while one-third move data to a public cloud. Cloud storage can offer organizations more flexibility and significant cost savings over the long term of storing IoT data, 451 Research said.
Just under half of respondents said they do IoT data processing at the edge, on the IoT device (22.2 percent) or in nearby IT infrastructure (23.3 percent).
See also: IDC: Spending on Non-Cloud IT Infrastructure Continues Decline
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(Bloomberg) — Amazon.com Inc. already has a sprawling Seattle headquarters that attests to its size and ambition. Now the world's largest online retailer plans to open a second North American campus — dubbed HQ2 — that Amazon says could be just as big as the existing one.
The company is asking local and state governments to submit proposals for a development that will likely cost more than $5 billion over the next 15 to 17 years and give the winning city or town an enormous economic boost. Amazon is already one of the biggest employers in Seattle and expects to the new headquarters to house as many as 50,000 workers, many of them new hires. Cities have until next month to apply through a special website, and the company said it will make a final decision next year.
"We expect HQ2 to be a full equal to our Seattle headquarters," founder and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos said in a statement. "Amazon HQ2 will bring billions of dollars in up-front and ongoing investments, and tens of thousands of high-paying jobs."
Amazon recently moved into a new 500-foot-tall office tower in Seattle, complete with 100-foot-tall orbs — Amazon calls them Biospheres — which will host more than 300 plant species from around the world when they open in 2018. The rest of the campus covers several city blocks and is housed in former industrial buildings.
Cities and local governments are expected to compete fiercely for the opportunity to become
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For many, this time of year means back to school and routine, but what fall represents to many in our business is the full swing of conference season. There are many conferences and trade shows coming up over the next couple of months as we work to wrap up a strong 2017 and set our sights on the technologies and trends that will define the hosting and cloud industry in 2018 and beyond.
THE MERGE SHOW is a new conference that takes place this October 14 – 18, 2017 in Orlando, Fla. which combines The Domain Conference, CMS Summit and a WHIR Networking Event for one major show that is not to be missed.
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From the MERGE! website:
THE MERGE SHOW is a group of conferences – like a ‘worlds fair' event – hosting different events within MERGE! (new and old) with technology and domain names at the core. One of these is the well attended THEDomain Conference, in its third year. A continuation of a long-standing gathering of a who's who in the domain space. This event draws people to sunny Florida every fall, for its wealth of good networking, content, and opportunities, as well as being a who's who of experts on appraisal, brokering, registries, registrars, domain advertising, registration, TLD Applications, email services and other investment opportunities.
Your MERGE SHOW Ticket covers access to all non-closed sessions at all the sub-events, the networking events, the seminars, and more.
THEDomainConference is just one of many other sub events,
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ZNetLive – India’s leading web hosting and cloud services provider, recently announced the launch of its mobile app that will help its users in India and across the world save time, quickly manage their business and stay connected with ZNetLive on the go. The first of its kind, customer self-service mobile app is designed to perform well, even under limited network connection. It will maximize productivity by reducing browsing time of the customers and will provide them with improved accessibility, optimal levels of engagement and more interactive experience. Developed in-house, this Android app will provide ZNetLive clients an editor to edit and raise tickets; functionality to buy domains, view services and billing details; manage their service accounts; and communicate with ZNetLive, anywhere, anytime as per their convenience. It can be installed with a simple click. ZNetLive’s mobile app comes with the below mentioned features: Simple and easy with few minutes’ learning…
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The leading cloud management platform provider – OnApp, recently announced its new range of solutions – OnApp Enterprise, to bring better price, performance and usability in the private and hybrid cloud market. Its first solution will bring together the power of OnApp’s cloud management software stack with Data Center Blocks Hardware of Intel; and will turn out as a turnkey HCI (Hyper Converged Infrastructure) solution with one platform and one appliance. The company has designed the solution keeping in mind the needs of IT departments and SMBs. The solution features consist of: comprehensive tool sets for private cloud deployment and orchestration, tools for user access control and governance, monitoring and chargeback, ability to connect with multiple public cloud providers. The solution offers complete scalability with up to 254 servers per cluster, backed with asymmetric storage and computing capabilities. IT offers a single UI for managing private and public cloud across various…
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Since the advent of internet technology, enterprises are continually dealing with increasing workloads or what is commonly known as the ‘big data’. Managing workloads include proper alignment of company data, resources and targeting them towards desired business outcomes. For any organization, managing these workloads can be difficult sometimes, especially when it lacks the required IT skillset. Hiring or training the existing IT teams can be both time consuming and expensive. Moreover, with the IT industry facing issues with digital transformation like transitioning from hardware or software solutions to as-a-service cloud solutions, they need help in selecting the right technology stack, its implementation and support to ease their transition. Here, the role of Managed Services Provider comes in. Hosting and managed service providers play an active role when it comes to helping enterprises evaluate right digital transformation strategies, migrate workloads, managing networks and…
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