Leading converged infrastructure designs can be factory optimised for big data and IoT, with the ability to handle both structured and unstructured data and support big data applications designed to collect, store and analyse those large data streams that don't play well in traditional data warehouses.
"Pre-integrated and pre-validated VCE Vblock Systems from EMC can simplify and optimise provisioning, deployment, and management of big data and analytics workloads through multi-tenancy, virtualisation, data protection, mission-critical availability, and performance," explains Oostveen.
Using the increased computing power of VCE converged infrastructure, the data collected by IoT devices can be processed at the source, drastically cutting the costs, hardware and manpower otherwise needed for data to be shipped back to the warehouse for analysis, while also reducing the chances of a breach. Regulated organisations can use converged infrastructure to manage and analyse sensitive customer information that must be kept within local data centres, while other enterprises can use converged infrastructure as part of native cloud or hybrid-cloud environments.
These enhancements affect more than just your company's bottom line, with the flow-on effects providing benefits to customer experience and overall economy. This is evident in the implementation of a Vblock System and Isilon by the Melbourne airport, to better support 14,000 employees (and growing) operating 24/7, with an anticipated 63 million customers annually by 2033.
New converged infrastructure drove automation in airport facilities, high availability of key applications, and fully managed data recovery systems, laying the foundation for future business innovation and continued support for passengers and the overall region.
"Converged infrastructure is perfect for business customers embracing IoT," says Oostveen. "Especially where large volumes of data are being generated at the network edge necessitating de-centralised processing of data, while simultaneously connecting to centralised control planes."
EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com.
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