Study finds that by 2019 83% of all data center traffic will be cloud based

By Lori McConvilleBlog

According to the market analysis, ‘Global Cloud Index: Forecast and Methodology,’  conducted by Cisco, cloud adoption has evolved from an emerging technology to an established networking solution that is gaining widespread acceptance. Cisco estimates that by 2019, 83% of all data center traffic will be cloud based. Currently, 65% of data center traffic is cloud based.

The primary motivators for cloud adoption include faster delivery of services and data, increased application performance, and improved operational efficiencies. Cloud services have evolved to address varying customer necessities. According to the analysis, enterprises and government organizations are adopting cloud services much quicker, going from testing the services to basing more critical workloads onto the cloud.

A server workload is defined as a virtual or physical set of computer resources, including storage, that are assigned to run specific application or provide computing services for one or many users. A workload is a general measurement used to describe many different applications.  The migration of workloads from the traditional data centers to the cloud is primarily due to the greater degree of virtualization in cloud space, which allows dynamic deployment of workloads.

With more businesses and organizations trusting the cloud more, global cloud traffic reached the zettabyte threshold in 2014, will reach 10.4 ZB annually by 2019, with more than four-fifths of all data center traffic going through either a public or private cloud.

A private cloud option is one that is managed, ran or exists on the company’s internal network. This option works for companies that already have costly data centers, which makes it easy to use infrastructure already in place. In a private cloud, the upkeep, time, maintenance and equipment needs are typically the responsibility of the company”.  I don’t think you need the word drawback.

The main differentiator between public and private clouds is that the company isn’t responsible for the management of a hosting solution. The data is stored in a provider’s data center and the provider is responsible for the management. This type of cloud environment is appealing to many companies because it reduces lead times in testing and deploying new products. The primary concern companies have about using the public cloud is security.

Experts agree that despite cloud growth with businesses and organizations migrating by the masses to the cloud, a major concern this year and through 2017 will continue to be security. Security is a vital aspect of cloud computing, which requires the right data center companies that can ensure security, understanding deployment of cloud computing solutions and is willing to focus to embrace the new opportunities the evolution cloud market.

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