This IDC Presentation provides an overview of the changing nature of infrastructure for the Internet of Things. It provides a glimpse of trends such as edge computing, accelerated computing, heterogeneous computing, and composable infrastructure and their impact on IoT infrastructure. It also provides an overview of IT/OT convergence, the proliferation of industry-standard systems at the edge, and the decoupling of OT applications from hardware, leading to a software-defined OT revolution. It concludes with an essential guidance for vendors and buyers on how they can embrace a shift in the computing paradigm as they chart out their IoT strategy.
"A landscape of connected devices has a profound impact on and be impacted by the infrastructure that powers it", said Ashish Nadkarni, program director, Computing Platforms at IDC. "IDC estimates spending on IoT to cross $1.35 trillion in 2021 — much of it will depend on a $17 billion infrastructure spend. The planning for this infrastructure starts now."