Figure 1. The Information Technology Convergence Curves
It is a proven fact that all information technologies have the same exponential advancement curves shown below. These are major IT trends that apply to all digital technologies.
Converged Infrastructure has three great advantages that derive from the IT major trends.
- Infrastructure Management Software. Its infrastructure management software remains basically the same, regardless of the type and number of computing, storage and networking components that make up the infrastructure. This drastically lowers the infrastructure management burden regardless of scale.
- Future Friendly. Converged Infrastructure can take maximum advantage of key digital technology sub-trends for cost and performance benefits, such as:
- Exponentially Improving Tech Performance
- Low Power
- Mobile Computing
- Exceeds Customer Expectations. People experience technology change linearly, in the sense that the rate of change they have recently experienced they project out into the future. That's why the technology changes – if applied to products and systems – will keep exceeding customer expectations.
Figure 2. 21st Century Customer Expectations
This illustration was created in 2016. It reflects the progress of the following technologies: Computing Power, Hard Drive Capacity, Wired Network Capacity, Wireless Network Capacity, Secure Mobile Devices, Internet of Things (IoT).
These technologies are all somewhere on the steep upward line of technology advancement. Physical security systems are based on all of these technologies, are are now starting to enter the corner curve of the upward trend.