Cisco: Cloud in the Data Center Set for Big Growth by 2017

Cisco: Cloud in the Data Center Set for Big Growth by 2017(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Data centers are expected to receive a significant boost in terms of cloud by 2017, the latest Global Cloud Index from Cisco revealed on Tuesday.

Among its findings, Cisco found that overall data center traffic on a global scale would reach 7.7 zettabytes within the next four years.

Cloud is set to grow by 4.5-fold – representing an increase from 1.2 zettabytes just last year to 5.3 by 2017.

Contributing factors for cloud’s data center growth included more people streaming videos, collaborating, relying on connected devices and surfing the web.

“People all over the world continue to demand the ability to access personal, business and entertainment content anywhere on any device, and each transaction in a virtualized, cloud environment can cause cascading effects on the network,” commented Cisco Senior VP of Product and Solutions Doug Merritt via a press release. “Because of this continuing trend, we are seeing huge increases in the amount of cloud traffic within, between and beyond data centers over the next four years.”

Meanwhile, other stats showed that a significant portion of data center traffic would “stay within the data center” with things like virtualized environments and storage.

It’s the third annual time that Cisco’s released the forecast.