8 data center predictions for 2020

JACK WALLEN | December 15, 2019

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The data center is the heart of your business. Although your company lives and dies by its employees and products and/or services, IT can't deliver any level of functionality, reliability, and agility without your data center.What will 2020 bring for data centers? Let me gaze into my crystal ball and share what I think will be in store for the coming year. More businesses are depending on Internet of Things (IoT) devices for a number of services; therefore, networking architecture must be rethought. With nearly every enterprise company using various forms of the cloud, they are dependent upon a centralized network. This type of network is far from ideal for deploying IoT devices, which is why many businesses will be turning to edge computing.

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Based on research conducted by Stanford University, Moka5 (M5) fundamentally transforms enterprise end-user computing. M5 creates a highly-elastic enterprise perimeter where user data and applications are delivered as simply-managed and highly-secure workspaces to popular end-user devices. M5 enables both online and offline access and requires significantly less management overhead than legacy VDI or mobility solutions, while being significantly more secure than cloud-based file sharing, with a common platform that scales from the desktop to tablets and smartphones, Moka5 is Enterprise AnyWare.

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