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Hardware & Networking - A Brief Overview

By Yogendra Singh, Head - IT/SAP, Barista Coffee Company

Hardware and Network are the two major elements that constitute a computing system, but networking is known as a support layer to travel any kind of data and to establish communication between two hardwares. The software performance could directly benefit from the advancement of hardware, but it is also limited by the characteristics of the hardware. The development of data management and analysis systems largely benefits from the advancement of the hardware and software technologies.

IT Hardware and Networking is always one of the most well-established fields in technology, making it easier to plan ahead for advancement in your chosen career. It is also a very broad field that includes a lot of specialist fields such as cloud and virtualization in modern technology.

These days, as per industries demands for software performance also promote the advancements and innovations of hardware technologies. For data management and analysis systems, the hardware determines the performance limit of data access and query processing. Simultaneously, data transferring rate from one device to another is always a major concern, so industries demands to upgrade networking devices’ performance, also promoting the advancements and innovations in networking technologies.

Today’s hardware technologies are changing drastically. Specifically, the advent of high performance processors & hardware accelerators, new memory technologies and a high-speed network are rapidly changing the base support for traditional data management and analysis systems, and most of the business decisions are based on that analytic performance.

There is no doubt that the processing environment within the computer system becomes more and more complicated, and correspondingly, the data management and analysis systems might try to seek diversified ways to actively adapt to new situations.

At the same time, the development of new storage technologies has also had a significant impact on processor technology. In addition to the local storage I/O bottleneck, the network I/O bottleneck

is also the main performance issue in the data centre. Data management and analysis on modern hardware will become a new research hotspot field.

The new hardware will change the traditional computing, storage & network systems and put a direct impact on the architecture and design scheme of the data management and analysis systems. New hardware environments such as heterogeneous computing architectures hybrid storage environments, and high performance network will surely change the base support of traditional data management and analysis systems. It will bring significant opportunities for the development of key technologies. It’s almost safe to predict that the ongoing situation will inspire and speed-up new hardware trends. The enhanced need for new solutions pushes companies and inventors to comeup with new products.

Every Year, We See New Technology Trends That Show A Lot Of Promise About Changing The World For Good

Every year, we see new technology trends that show a lot of promise about changing the world for good. This year, there has been a particular influence of the pandemic, which has pushed certain technologies ahead of others. Following are the top latest trends required latest, high scalability hardware and faster network.

5G Penetration:We are feeling an urgent need for reliable and fast connections, given how quickly things are going digital. Many new innovations are dependent on this technology going mainstream. Given the excellent progress it has seen in the last few years, 5G will penetrate quickly in the developed nations.

Internet of Behaviour:The Internet of things is now an old concept; the new topic in town is the Internet of Behaviour. Companies have already started tracking the behaviour of their customers and even employees. Finding the correct patterns, they are trying to push their sales and increase productivity.

Intelligent Process Automation: The push for shifting to bots doing manual jobs is increasing every day. Using machine learning and artificial intelligence, companies are working on intelligent process automation to develop an intelligent bot that works on ‘if-this-then-that’ concepts to carry-out various tasks.

Tactile Virtual Reality:While virtual reality allows us to take ourselves to another location and see things, tactile virtual reality enables that experience by adding touch sensation. Combining several technologies like sensors, advanced optics, and human behaviour, this technology is literally breaking barriers.

Human Augmentation:Medical science is seeing a lot of new innovations which are helping people live a better life. Through human augmentation, science can provide solutions to people with physical disabilities, bionics and other sicknesses.

The industry and its products continue to undergo dynamic change. Software development continues to lag behind hardware, and its high cost is offsetting the savings provided by hardware. The future of hardware is quite shaky because of the troubles between software and hardware computer engineers, and now that software could not keepup with hardware, hardware may be declining as software will take over. Organizations are investing so much money to boost-up hardware and network performance because they understand that data is the main pillar for any of the business and data processing and analytics are always on top of the technology layer.

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