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Volume 32, Issue 3

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Disaster Recovery in the Internet of Things


The Internet of Things (IoT) is dawning, and we are about to be deluged by data. Every sensor in every building, every item in every supermarket or warehouse, and every dog, cat, or human being has the potential to be Internet-enabled and generating data on a moment-by-moment basis. The promise is that we can know the status of anything at any time and gather the real-time data needed to predict future events through big data analytics. But no one seems to ask the question: What do we do when disaster strikes the Internet of Things? Whether it’s a hacker or a hurricane, disasters will inevitably strike the IoT parts, from the sensors to the databases. Planning for the IoT must include a detailed disaster recovery plan and strategy. Handling the Data This year Gartner expects the number of connected objects to exceed 1 billion, reaching 10 billion by 2020 and generating approximately 44