Reliant Reading ListWe have scoured the web for our favorite posts and articles about all things data storage from industry news highlights to interesting insights, and now we’re bringing them right to you. So, what are we reading this week?

This week’s top articles come from a variety of sources: Tech.pinions, Top Tech News, Reuters, and more.

1. Zombie Servers: They're Here and Doing Nothing but Burning Energy

From The Wall Street Journal

““There are zombies lurking in data centers around the world. They’re servers—millions of them, by one estimate—sucking up lots of power while doing nothing. It is a lurking environmental problem that doesn’t get much discussion outside of the close-knit community of data-center operators and server-room geeks...””

2. The Impact of Internet of Things on Big Data

From  DataInformed | Big Data and Analytics in the Enterprise

“The Internet of Things (IoT) is on its way to becoming the next technological revolution. According to Gartner, revenue generated from IoT products and services will exceed $300 billion in 2020, and that probably is just the tip of the iceberg. Given the massive amount of revenue and data that the IoT will generate, its impact will be felt across the entire big data universe, forcing companies to upgrade current tools and processes, and technology to evolve to accommodate this additional data volume and take advantage of the insights all this new data undoubtedly will deliver....”