Data Center Operators and IoT’s Perfect Storm

According to Steve Bass, Chevron’s North America data center manager, data center operators should prepare for the perfect storm that will bring a sea change that will drastically change the metrics of data center operations.

The storm consists of the advent of IPv6, the coming of 5G, and everybody’s favorite 2018 buzzword phrase, machine learning.

In a Data Center World presentation, Internet of Things Impact on Data Center Taxonomy, Bass explained that before IPv6 came on the scene, IoT didn’t have much of a change of taking hold due to a shortage of IP addresses. With IPv6 providing 340 undecillion addresses (that’s 340 trillion, trillion, trillion in human readable language), that means the shortage has been broken seemingly forever, opening the door for each and every device that wants its own unique IP identifier to get one.

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