By Adam Stern | VMblog.com
Virtualization and Cloud executives share their predictions for 2017. Read them in this 9th annual VMblog.com series exclusive.
Beware the Weaponization of the IoT – and Be Mindful of the Transformative Power of Storage Speed
In the year ahead, look for two powerful trends – one ominous, one promising — to potentially reconfigure the IT landscape:
The coming weaponization of the IoT. For users of Twitter, Airbnb and Reddit – among other major online destinations – October 21 was a different kind of black Friday. An enormous DNS attack took those sites down, in the latest of what continues to be an onslaught of hacks and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) events. When DNS went down, an entire world went down with it. In the immediate aftermath, too many missed the implications of this singular occurrence.
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