Gartner, Inc. forecasts that 8.4 billion connected things will be in use worldwide in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. The need for real-time insights and localized action, location challenges, network constraints, and volume and velocity of data generated from sensors and endpoints is forcing IT leaders to deploy edge computing solutions in order to process data closer to the source of generation. The anticipated volume of data is so large and the population of devices so distributed that the connectivity, latency and bandwidth limitations of the internet make it impractical to ship all of the device data to a central location or the cloud.

The only solution is for device data to be collected and processed as close to the source of the data as possible . This would require multiple autonomous and distributed databases (micro data centers), each handling huge data volumes and delivering data directly to applications or making it available for analytics in near-real time. Highly secure and intelligent Zellabox micro data centers incorporating Edge Intelligence’ enterprise software with a proven and patented technology solution supporting the fast, secure access to a network of edge data stores. Zellabox micro data centers and Edge Intelligence delivers centralized management and access to terabytes of data collected and analyzed close to its source and housed in a secure and intelligent facility.

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Adopting The Hybrid Cloud: What Every CIO Must Know To Achieve A Stable And Secure Local Environment.

This paper provides an overview of the challenges every CIO and IT manager will encounter when considering implementing a private cloud strategy (and an edge strategy). In particular, the critical issue of how to securely house the on-site IT equipment to ensure full security and continuance with reduced energy consumption and operating costs without the need for a high cost server room.

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