What Service Providers must know about Cloud market trends

The Cisco ® Global Cloud Index is an ongoing effort to forecast the growth of global data center and cloud-based IP traffic.

The forecast includes trends associated with data center virtualization and cloud computing. This white paper presents the details of the study and the methodology behind it.

Highlights from this research include the following projections:

  • Global data center traffic will grow three-fold from 2012 to 2017
  • By 2017, global data center traffic will reach 7.7 zetabytes per year
  • By 2017, over two-thirds of all data center traffic will come from the cloud
  • By 2017, nearly two out of three data center workloads will be processed in the cloud

Click here to read this white paper.

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