Industry Talk

Industry Talk  

Topic: Networking in the Era of the Internet of Things

Topic synopsis:

The Internet of Things (IoT) has a potential transformational effect on the data center market, its customers, technology providers, technologies, and sales and marketing models. Gartner estimates that the IoT will include 26 billion units installed by 2020, and by that time, IoT product and service suppliers will generate incremental revenue exceeding $300 billion, mostly in services.

IoT deployments will generate large quantities of data that need to be processed and analyzed in real time. Processing large quantities of IoT data in real time will increase as a proportion of workloads of data centers, leaving providers facing new security, capacity and analytics challenges. The data center (DC) will experience an enormous number of connections, new volumes of data generated at great velocity, and all need to be processed in real time. This huge data collection, processing , analytics and applications will pose new challenges to the already constrained DC network. The DC network needs a new forward-looking approach of SDN/NFV to address the growing scale and complexity. These evolving technologies will enable today’s network to scale on demand with a new software-centric approach.


Speaker: Gopesh Kumar Maindola

Speaker Bio:

Gopesh Maindola
Advanced Data Center Architect - Asia Pacific, Brocade

Gopesh Maindola is the Advanced Data Center Architect – Asia Pacific (APAC) at Brocade. He is based out of Delhi and is responsible for supporting both direct and indirect selling resources for Brocade’s DCIP Data Centre architectures, networking designs and use cases. His main focus is on customer engagement in the areas of Ethernet Fabrics as the foundation of the virtualized Data Centres, network considerations for Data and Application Virtualization, Network Functions Virtualization (NFV), Software-Defined Networking (SDN) and Cloud Orchestration.

Gopesh is a Solution Architect and Technology Consultant having over 12 years of experience across various segments (SMB, Enterprise and Telecom), in a variety of high impact roles including TAC, Pre Sales and Alliance Solution Architect.

Prior to Brocade, he was with Juniper as Technical Sales Specialist for the IBM business in India and the SAARC region. In the past, he has worked with Cisco and Netgear.