JOHANNESBURG: DEMAND and for always-on availability of data and apps will intensify in 2015, a technology firm has projected.
Veeam Software said this was because of the owing to the Internet of Things, data volumes ballooning, cloud adoption, and the growing need for endpoint protection.
“The always-on business will become the norm across the globe. In 2015 the demand for immediacy will accelerate and will be pivotal across many levels – users will continue to demand unfettered access to applications and data 24/7 from wherever they may reside, but this demand will accelerate as device innovation progresses and the roll-out and proliferation of higher speed networks continues,” Warren Olivier, Regional Manager of Southern Africa at Veeam Software, said.
He forecasted data explosion continues to accelerate over the next few years with projections it will be as much as 400 zettabytes.
Olivier projected the speedy uptake of Cloud computing as well as the Internet of Things becoming a reality.
“IT will need to wake up to this fact,” Olivier said.
IDC forecasts the worldwide market for the Internet of Things (IoT) solutions will grow from $1,9 trillion in 2013 to $7.1 trillion in 2020.
“Such is the appetite for IoT that more than two-thirds of consumers plan to buy connected technology for their homes by 2019, and nearly half plan to buy wearable technology,” said Olivier.
Founded in 2006, Veeam currently has 27 000 ProPartners and more than 121 500 customers worldwide. Veeam’s global headquarters are located in Baar, Switzerland.
SOURCE: CAJ NEWS AGENCY