Here at VitrX, we’re monitoring the developments of today and the potential breakthroughs of tomorrow in order to position ourselves, and our clients, favorably when changes inevitably transform the IT industry.
We’ve put ourselves on the leading edge, examining the impact of new technologies and trends so that we can give the industry’s most relevant and up-to-the-minute advice.
We have a lot to look forward to in the near future, from blindingly fast 5G wireless networks, to a more robust Internet of Things. The applications of these edge technologies will change the future of computing as we know it.
Though low-band 5G isn’t much of a game changer, with speeds only reaching 250 mbps, the initial 5G deployments are just the low hanging fruit. By 2030, global rollouts of mid to high-band 5G should be just about complete. This means 1 to 10-Gbps in every urban, and many rural, environments.
The short term impacts are mainly to 5G backhaul network providers. We can help them prepare their massive fibre deployments and point-to-point millimeter wave and free space optics installations so that they’re ready for the major 5G adoption years between 2024 and 2028.
The medium and long term impacts will hit both consumers and multimedia providers. On the consumer side, a flood of new apps will be launched that take advantage of this new bandwidth. On the multimedia side, local mirror sites will need to be set up in every urban population zone around the globe via cloud computing. VitrX will be ready to help these companies develop a sane, cost effective strategy that takes advantage of this new bandwidth availability.
The New Internet of Things
The initial deployment of Internet connected household devices was somewhat of a flop, with the two big winners being digital household assistants and smart home monitoring solutions. But over the next five years, increased adoption of the Internet of Things concept will rock the industrial manufacturing and utilities sectors.
Increasingly automated warehouses and assembly lines will automatically make B2B resupply transactions, call for human assistance even before a problem occurs, and arrange optimal logistics for shipping and receiving.
And utility distribution networks will call in their own maintenance and repair as soon as inefficiencies are detected. Such applications are becoming available ranging from metropolitan water utilities to automated solar arrays. VitrX will be able to help on the human side by reducing false alarms and providing sanity testing for the complex logic tasks involved.
The way we think about bandwidth will once again be changed in eight to twelve years time, as ubiquitous high-speed satellite Internet is introduced planet-wide. This will lead to services that may very well eliminate the need for computer hardware in the home and in the office, at least for many applications.
With applications going out every day to launch megaconstellations of Low Earth Orbit satellites, we may reach 100,000 Internet-capable broadband satellites by the year 2033.
For continental distances, considered under 3,000 km, LEO Internet will beat out fibre Internet in both speed and bandwidth. Over longer distances it will still be quite competitive, eventually overtaking conventional fibre when enough satellite-to-satellite links exist in orbit.
This is literally high-speed broadband Internet for the entire world. Every rural farm and school, every urban population center, everyone who can see the sky will be able to get unprecedented connectivity. And VitrX will be there for ground station rollouts, for business and community retooling, for the new hardware and software installations that will make it all possible.
It is possible that once bandwidth and latency concerns are taken off the table, the vast majority of computing services will be streamed rather than hosted in the home. For most people and most businesses, thin clients will be all they need to perform every type of computing task imaginable.
Cloud gaming may be ahead of its time right now given how high latency can destroy the gaming experience. But ubiquitous high speed broadband will change all of that. Similarly, the affordability of cloud based computing resources will come down with low wattage, smaller die 128 core microprocessor and GPU farms. This will eliminate the need for anything more robust than a smart display, keyboard, and mouse in businesses across the globe.
This is the future of computing. And VitrX will be able to help with this transition, with our vast experience working with thin client solutions across multiple industries. Balancing local computing needs with cloud affordability is nothing new to us, and we should be able to provide robust, enterprise-wide implementation plans in the years to come.
Because we are one of the leading IT transformation service providers with customised solutions in cloud, security, data, and infrastructure, we’re ready to tackle the changes that the future of computing brings.