IoT connected devices, no matter how simple or small, produce large volumes of data. The power to collect, store and analyse this is essential. Big data NoSQL databases such as Cassandra and MongoDB, and powerful analytical solutions like Qlikview and Tableaux are native to bare metal platforms.
Harnessing the potential of the IoT means creating the capability to cope with an always-on stream of data and to process it in real time so that insights can be gained before it's too late. This isn't a job for hypervisors, shared resources and multitenancy, you need the power of bare metal cloud all the way.