Cisco’s annual Global Cloud Index (GCI) reveals the latest findings and predictions on datacenter traffic and cloud computing between 2013 and 2018.
Datacenter traffic will triple
The study predicts that overall data centre will triple in volume, growing from 3.1 zettabytes (ZB) a year in 2013 to 8.6ZB in 2018. The figures will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of at least 23%.
The 8.6ZB of data centre traffic predicted is equivalent to streaming all movies, around 500,000 titles, and television shows, around three million titles, in ultra-high definition 250,000 times.
By 2018, cloud will also account for 76% of total datacenter traffic, an increase from 54% of datacenter traffic last year.
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