Spotlight: Strapped data centers force merging of networks
As the number of mobile and Internet of Things devices connecting to individual networks and across the Internet continues to grow at an accelerated pace, there's another trend happening within the overall networking services industry. Consolidation happens to pretty much every sector, and it appears that the strain being put on networks by mobile and IoT initiatives is driving consolidation, according to an EnterpriseTech article. The big fish are eating the smaller ones as they vie for position and bolster their own technologies and product lines. Traffic is increasing (Cisco believes global data center traffic will top 6.6 ZB by year's end), and the network is frequently seen as the bottleneck. Read more.