“The internet is not a big truck. It’s a series of tubes.” — Former US Senator Ted Stevens, Alaska
Well, not really. But in the late senator’s defense, the description of the internet as a bunch of finite pathways isn’t wrong and the growing Internet of Things (IoT) is demanding a bigger pipe.
The bigger pipe means more data can travel faster to meet the demand for more capabilities. And when it comes to the increasing amount of data zipping all over the planet these days and taking true advantage of all it has to offer, it’s an image that has the potential for data backups. There is progressively more information coming through that pipe and more and more demand for data every day. Once that data reaches an end user’s doorstep, it needs a more robust and standardized way to get around in the home. In the smart home, that means data moving from your phone to your refrigerator to your TV to your smart speaker and more must be done efficiently.