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Lori MacVittie
Lori MacVittie
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Internet Of Things – Or Business Of Applications?

Devices don't connect to the Internet to see what their friends are posting on Devicebook. They're exchanging data and performing tasks via a well-understood paradigm -- applications.

Just 8% of smaller shops and 9% of large companies in the InformationWeek Digital Business Survey believe tracking IoT devices will be key to success. That's shortsighted.
Just 8% of smaller shops and 9% of large companies in the InformationWeek Digital Business Survey believe tracking IoT devices will be key to success. That's shortsighted.

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lmacvittie
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lmacvittie,
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4/1/2014 | 12:20:09 PM
Re: The SDDC
Why choose one when you can do both? ;-) 

I agree wholeheartedly on the designing for scale. It's encouraging to see that notion becoming more and more prevalent in the realm of application development as it indicates a shift toward recognizing that the scale we're going to need in the future is critical. 

But also critical is that notion of automation and simplification... we can't just scale capacity, we've got to scale operations too. 

 
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jgherbert,
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3/31/2014 | 7:03:28 PM
The SDDC

"deployed at the speed of business"

I don't know whether to applaud you or attack the cliche :-) I think the point is well made though, and ties in well with the push towards the (please forgive me) Software Defined Data Center. Wherever possible we should always be looking for how what we are building will be scalable, and preferably with the least effort possible both in simplifying the physical network, but also in configuring and maintaining it - preferably in a highly automatable way.

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