The future of digital networks is a bright one, with more than 40 billion connected devices running on hundreds of millions of sensors, said Mark Robinson, the founder of the DRS Technologies Group.
Robinson said the technology is helping to bring down the cost of data networks, which are increasingly being used to deliver new services to consumers.
It also allows companies to deliver digital content and services more quickly and easily, while at the same time reducing the costs of maintaining the infrastructure.
Robinsons group has invested in more than 20 of the leading firms developing new cloud technologies, and has been instrumental in helping them become more competitive with legacy companies such as IBM, which have been investing in DRS for years.
“The DRS technology can now deliver the same value, speed, and reliability as traditional networks, but at significantly less cost,” Robinson said.
“If you look at what companies are paying to support their data networks today, we can provide the same level of value and the same service at significantly lower costs.”
Robinson believes that the biggest advantage of DRS is its ability to provide a more reliable service, as its sensors can be used to measure the performance of the network.
“We can now measure the quality of the connection and how well it’s running,” he said.
Robersons group currently has more than 10 companies on its cloud platform, which is based on the IBM cloud platform.
“What is interesting to us is the fact that it’s now possible to run a full network in a small footprint, in a very low-power environment, and it’s also now possible for us to scale that to thousands of servers,” Robinson explained.
“That’s an entirely new way of doing business.”
Robinson said DRS has the potential to become a key part of the new generation of data centres.
“I’m not talking about this being a new service that you’re going to use for 10 years, I’m talking about a new way to do things that are now possible,” he explained.
He said DRL is able to offer services for data networks up to 1.3 teraflops, which would be able to handle some of the world’s fastest and most complex networks.
“Our customers want to be able have the ability to run the fastest and the most complex data networks in the world,” he added.
“This is going to be a game changer in the next 10 years.”
Robson believes that with the right investment in DRL, data networks could eventually be able provide the world with the world-leading cloud services it needs.
“One of the things we’ve learned from a lot of our customers is that they really want to do the right thing and make the right decisions,” he stated.
“They want to run their networks in a way that is consistent and secure.”