‘IoT is an octopus … and we are everything except the suckers’: Dell VP

The China Post
Date: June 1, 2017
By: Kuan-lin Liu, The China Post

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Dell’s Andy Rhodes, vice president of Internet of Things Solutions,

Dell’s Vice President of Internet of Things Solutions Andy Rhodes, right, sits down for an exclusive interview with The China Post with colleague Suzanne Sinden, left, Wednesday, May 31. (Courtesy of Chia-li Shu)

might just be the first person who has ever described internet of things (IoT) architecture as an octopus.

In Rhodes’ analogy, the octopus’s suckers on its tentacles are the sensors that collect information, the small brain that resides in each of the eight tentacles are the gateway processing the information, and the brain in the octopus’s head is the cloud.

“That’s the thing with IoT,” he said.

The sensors collect information that are locally processed at the gateway before being sent onto the cloud, all of which work together and never independently of each other, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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