The OpenStack Foundation is calling on enterprises to step up their involvement with the open source community to ensure its work keeps pace with the rate of innovation occurring in the Internet of things (IoT) and big data era.
Speaking at the OpenStack Summit in Austin, Texas, Mark Collier, the foundation’s chief operating officer, said the proliferation of connected devices in the coming years will require a rethink of how to manage the infrastructure underpinning them all. Citing Cisco’s oft-quoted Internet of Everything projections, Collier said there is expected to be around 50 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020. Analyst Mark Field predicts this will require underlying support from around 400 million servers.
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