Infrastructure Engineers Prepare for Tsunami of Data from Virtual Reality, IoT – IEEE Spectrum

It’s coming, it’s really coming, and it’s going to be huuuuugggge!

That was the message of the tech company executives keynoting the annual Open Compute Project Summit, held this week in San Jose, Calif.

They were talking about data. A tsunami of data. More data than anybody—even in an era in which 300 hours of video is posted to YouTube every minute—has yet seen.

“We are moving to software defined networks” because, to serve VR and the IoT, “the current networks are impossible to scale.”

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