Internet of Things (IoT)
Internet of Things (IoT) is gaining rapid momentum in the recent digitized lives as technology is adding more internet enabled devices and numerous Internet of Things applications to the homes and industries. Lucrative Internet of Things gateway technology expected to lighten up 500-700 million smart homes by 2020 (First Post: Article). Global technology trends have undergone tremendous changes in the recent years and driving companies towards bringing a sense of intelligence in many pieces of industrial equipment and business processes to keep themselves a step-ahead to the rival competition. The Internet of Things applications brings more digitized ways of handling all aspects in our lives such as cars that drive for us and glasses that connect to the internet when desired. Businesses across the globe are adopting the policy of bringing more internet-enhanced devices to enable their employees to execute the task faster and efficiently.
Ravi Namboori an IT Evangelist throws light on various challenges which IoT needs to address. Also shared his views on “Standardization of IoT “and how the predefined standards yields finest results and plays vital role in placing IoT at the desired heights. Growing number of Internet of Things customers and lack of ample IT infrastructure is alarming the Internet of Things gateway markets. Internet service providers and mobile operating companies are anticipating home IoT a rapidly changing technology trend and IoT gateway market is expanding rapidly. Though the home Internet of Things product manufacturing is still at immature levels, the mobile and internet companies are aggressively developing the gateways to grab the share in home IoT opportunity.
It is anticipated that the complexities of IoT will get multiplied sooner which further deteriorates the situation technologists and Ravi Namboori a cloud strategist adds. In the next five years the desired hype of IoT applications will adds smart washers, dryers and Smart lighting to the numerous homes. On the other hand growing number of industrial devices adding gigabytes of data regularly on cloud services which will lead to cloud complexity. Individual device manufacturers who owns dedicated cloud system which results enterprise systems communication hundreds and thousands of backend cloud systems. The common cloud concept with predefined IoT standards will rule out the complexities and among most acceptable solutions in order to bring down the levels of cloud complexity.
Though the standards are already been developed for Internet of Things, the controversies among vendor organizations prevailed adds a data center expert Ravi Namboori. AllSeen Alliance and Open Interconnect Consortium being two gigantic IoT vendor organizations have not settled yet on whose standards need to be implemented in common cloud. Unless the back-end services are not consolidated, achieving Internet of Things standardization seems to be difficult for vender organizations which in turn prevents them to actively penetrate in to lucrative IoT gateway markets. Though “interoperability” is claimed to be the efficient alternative to address the cloud complexity, Internet of Things experts still doubts about bringing down the number of cloud services which supports rapidly growing number of home and industrial automation devices. Current technology trends strongly supports the concept of common data and storage models which enables numerous devices to communicate on common cloud platform while addressing the majority of current Internet of Things challenges.