People, things, and ideas, connected together by IoT and the cloud, are driving the new digital economy. This new hyperconnected world is not only changing how companies do business, but also how people work, live, and learn. It is changing the world at an unprecedented rate.
What does this hyperconnected world look like? It is estimated that by 2020 we will have deployed over 50 billion networked devices and over 20 billion connected IoT endpoints. That is about 4.3 connected devices for every person on the planet. And each of these devices is designed to collect, share, and deliver information on demand.
To keep up with the volume of data and transactions that this hyperconnected world generates, networks are being redesigned. In just the past few years, network architectures have started to evolve from traditional, point-to-point connections between controlled network devices to a highly meshed network of networks. This hyperconnected architecture has been further...(continued)