Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Asia Pacific will generate the most cloud traffic by 2016

Cisco has released its Cisco® Global Cloud Index is an ongoing effort to forecast the growth of global data centre and cloud-based IP traffic.

Of interest in this region, the study predicts that by 2016, Asia Pacific will generate the most cloud traffic (1.5 zettabytes annually); followed by North America (1.1 zettabytes annually); and Western Europe (1 zettabyte annually).

Cloud traffic, which will increase six-fold over the forecast period and represent nearly two-thirds of all data centre traffic by 2016. 

By 2016, nearly two-thirds of all workloads will be processed in the cloud. 

Additional trends influencing the growth of cloud computing include the widespread adoption of multiple devices combined with increasing user expectations to access applications and content anytime, from anywhere, over any network.  

This study also considers the importance of broadband ubiquity and its relationship to cloud readiness. A full copy of the report is available below. 

Cloud_Index_White_Paper.pdf Download this file

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