Cisco sets the definition of the Internet of Everything (IoE) as bringing together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections much more relevant and important than ever before-turning important information into actions which typically generate new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.
Today, more and more things are connected to the Internet than there are people in the world. By 2020, about 4.5 billion people and 37 billion things will be connected to the Internet. These numbers are magnificent, but meet only one per cent of the physical world. The development of networking more and more people, processes, data, and things together is so still in its infancy. The great economic potential that arises from the fact, can only be guessed. It is clear that the “Internet of Everything” will revolutionize the economy.
The Internet Is Evolving
An obvious example are factory buildings, where the networking of machines, components and resources allows largely self-organizing production processes – and thus increase the efficiency and flexibility of production. The “Internet of Everything” will also deliver in other industries such as health care benefits, by combining, for example, medical implants with computer applications that control and monitor them in real time.
Since the Internet has emerged a little more than two decades, it has changed everything. With the “Internet of Everything” is the next big wave of development that puts all previous records, because the “Internet of Everything” will revolutionize any industry.
The City of the Future
The Internet of Everything will change not only in the economy but also in the everday lives. Cities will be able to offer its inhabitants a city services at the right time, the perfect place and set in the required quantity. The idea of the city-as-a-service means that as the water and electricity supply or telephone and public transport connections are combined into a web-enabled power supply. This networking increases the efficiency of the urban offerings and reduce the cost of the individual citizens. What sounds like the future, is already a reality in the approach: for example, in New Songdo, the pioneering ecological planned city in South Korea – Watch the video on Youtube.
This type of networking just not only increases efficiency but also the quality of the services and creates the conditions for new services. For example, traffic signals are scalable intelligent systems combine GPS with other traffic lights and use them to disseminate information in real time. Traffic lights yet not only communicate with each other but also with road sensors, cars and buses, and so on to give information to the traffic control system and control the traffic flow.
Save Lives Through Networking
The networking of traffic lights, road sensors and road users will benefit, for example, for emergency vehicles. The Internet of Everything points the way and support rescue teams in coordination with each other and in the monitoring of higher processes such as water supply.
For example, in a fire engine could be a screen for the team leader to be installed. While in the trip, the team leader will ensure that lights are switched and the traffic is diverted to make the vehicle as quickly as possible to arrive at the site. Alternatively, it can be guided by the road less traveled roads. He will also receive information about the perfect parking spot. Hydrants are able to inspect from afar and unshackle. Even the water pressure can be checked and automatically adjusted to the respective requirements. Time information on the location and layout of the burning building, directions and an estimate of the number of possible victims are provided to ensure a rapid recovery. With all this information, the team leader to create a rescue plan and pass it through the system to all team members. So he gains valuable time on site, can save lives.
Effect On The Data Traffic
If perhaps more and more people, processes, data, and things are connected to the Internet, increases as a consequence of traffic. According to the last autumn Cisco Global Cloud Index, for example, the volume of global data centers will reach 6.6 zettabytes by the end of 2016. This amount of data corresponding to 92 trillion hours music, 16 trillion hours of online video conferences via webcam or 7000000000000 hours HD video streaming.
The importance of data center virtualization and interconnected Clouds will increase through the Internet of Everything on. Undoubtedly becoming plain clear that no region in the data center is growing as fast as the cloud-based data traffic. Cloud made the traffic of 2011, 39 percent of all traffic to data centers, and according to the forecasts of the Global Cloud Index 2016 it will be 64 percent. Companies, organizations and public authorities are required to equip their data centers, their networks and business processes for this amount of data.
More IP Addresses And Broadband Required
With the Internet of Everything and the consequent massive increase in data traffic, the demands on the network performance will increase. If more people, processes, data, and things are connected to the Internet, first of all the number of IP addresses will increase massively. Europe currently not add more addresses to be registered. The transition to IPv6 is therefore only a matter of time – and this is short-term.
Addition to the need to address and the broadband requirement will increase, wherein broadband is not only gain in static environments, but also as a feeder service for mobile micro cells in essence. Because a large part of the people, processes, data, and things that are newly connected to the Internet is mobile and not linked with a cable. The new LTE (Long Term Evolution), which enables much higher download speeds, supports this development.
Intelligent Networks As A Prerequisite
In addition to performance, the intelligence of the network is important. Without an intelligent network the Internet of Everything is impossible, because it is the intelligent network that identifies the traffic flows, classified and processed accordingly. Depending on which application to enable the Internet of Everything, the safety requirements, the timely processing and mobility are particularly high. For example, if two cars communicate with each other, ensuring that only the data is transmitted, which are of importance for the desired service and at the same time all functions relevant to the vehicles will not be disturbed. This kind of an intelligent network required, which classifies the data correctly and processed accordingly.
Especially for mobile applications, smart solutions are needed. This includes, for example, that mobile control functions can be moved as far as possible in the access area. It’s about the end points depending on their location, the state and possibly the user to make appropriate requests. A bandwidth usage can already be controlled efficiently in the access area.
Opportunity For Businesses
The Internet of Everything makes new services possible, because it captures the mobility of each other connected people, processes, data and things, their current status and their relationship, and it changes constantly. All this information will be transmitted in real time and allow companies and hence more precise massively accelerated processes and decisions, while at the same time can focus their resources and use it a lot more economical. Of which can benefit companies in all industries – as producers, service providers, and not least as a user.