Global Computing Traffic to Grow 12 Fold by 2015 – CISCO


Cloud Computing

Cisco the global cloud computing indexing company has released its Global Cloud Index for the year 2010-2015. According to Cisco’ Cloud Index 2010-2015, global computing data traffics increasing day by day as it marked as twice as faster rate than overall positioning at present. Currently it represents about 11 percent of total data centre and report says it will rise up to 35 percent by year 2015.

As per newsroom report from CISCO, last year cloud-based data exchanges around the world clocked in at 11 exabytes of data per month and 130 exabytes for the full year. Growth is proposed to be of 12-fold in the next five years, and the company estimates that cloud traffic in 2015 will hit 137 exabytes per month and 1.6 zettabytes—or 1.6 trillion gigabytes—yearly by 2015.

What is 1.6 zettabytes???  “CISCO defined as in computing language:”

● 22 trillion hours of streaming music;

● 5 trillion hours of business Web conferencing with a webcam; or,

● 1.6 trillion hours of online HD video streaming

Cloud traffic is set to grow & total data center traffic could reach 4.8 zettabytes in 2015 if a projected 33 percent CAGR holds up. 66 percent compound annual growth rate (CAGR), Cisco said, adding that by 2014, cloud traffic could represent 51 percent of data center workloads.

Global Cloud Index report is based on a modeling and analysis that includes “more than 30 terabytes of data generated each month over the past year from a variety of data centers around the globe, measurements of more than 45 million broadband-speed tests, and third-party market forecasts,” the company said. “The vast majority of the data center traffic is not caused by end users but by the data centers and clouds themselves undertaking activities that are largely non-transparent to end users—like backup and replication,” Cisco explained in a summary of its report.

If we look over present scenario across the globe, the data centre traffics migrating harshly as entire world converging into virtual machines. Massive traffics between data centre & end user would be the key cloud bursting activity round the virtual planet. It may give rise to demand of more systems & objects to monitor and cater respective prospective roles.

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