2015 saw a significant rise in the Internet of Things (IoT), and 2016 is set to be even bigger: IT research provider Gartner projects that in 2016, 5.5 million new ‘things’ will be connected to the internet every day. Here’s how we recommend businesses update their data storage to make the most of this new technology.


The Internet of Things relies on cloud-based data storage

This boom in the Internet of Things is great news in terms of technology development and innovation, and many businesses are excited about how they could make the most out of this new technology. Still, the rise of interconnectivity between objects also means that the level of data storage will need to continue to keep up with growing demand: for every object that turns into yet another data source, even more data storage capacity will be required.

Businesses need to get up to speed with data storage so that they can effectively manage the additional data increases that intelligent connected objects will bring.


The data which intelligent objects collect needs to be managed and securely stored

The data collected from most intelligent objects will be unstructured or semi-structured, for example in the form of metric data from machine to machine communication, or sensing technology that monitors infrastructure, through to telematics data from trucks, cars, ships and planes. This means that businesses will need even more capacity to analyse what all these intelligent devices are recording and doing.


What solutions are available?

Object storage manages data as objects, which means the solution is highly scalable with no need for supplementary data such as relational databases. Objects can be stored and retrieved through just a single command.

Though object storage isn’t a new concept, its capacity for scalability, low cost compared to block or file storage, durability, and ease of use make it especially well-suited for managing data related to the Internet of Things.


Choosing the right data object storage provider

If you’re alsready using a large cloud provider then you’re probably already making use of their object storage solutions. For a tailored approach, work with a data object storage provider who can take the time to understand your business needs and tailor the right solution for you.

Here at Redcello we work with object storage providers such as Cloudian Hyperstore. This technology, delivered via our Global Hosting and Interconnectivity partner Equinix, can enable Cloud scale capabilities and costs models. You’ll also have the peace of mind of knowing where your data is, and that it’s secured to world class standards.

If you’re unsure what the best fit for your business would be, one of Redcello’s specialists can work with you to find the right solution.

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