Cisco Global Cloud Index; 92% Workload Will Be In Cloud By 2020
The demand for cloud storage and data services is on the rise and according to the Cisco Global Cloud Index, 92% of the computing process will be done in cloud data centres by the year 2020. The Cisco Global Cloud Index report shows how the use of the cloud for users as well as enterprises is going to change in the coming four years.
Cisco Global Cloud Index claims that the cloud-based IP traffic will rise from 3.9 zettabytes to 14.1 zettabytes in the upcoming span of four years. The amount of data going through enterprise level data centres will hit 1.3 zettabytes as compared to 827 exabytes as of 2015.
What this means is that only 8% of data will be hosted in private data centres and the rest will be going through hyper-scale cloud data centres. Between now and then the number of hyper-scale data centres are going to increase from 259 to 485. This has been estimated by looking at the current amount of increasing traffic that is being routed to these centres.
Cisco Global Cloud Index has also mentioned the internet of things and how this will also play a part in increasing the amount of traffic routed to data centres. As of right now it is still not certain how much data will be processed locally on devices.
There is no doubt that cloud computing is the future. That is why companies like Intel are looking to get into this market and capture a chunk of it. This market has great potential and as we move further into the future and as technology becomes more advanced we will be able to appreciate this technology in a better way and we will also be able to take greater advantage of it.
Cisco Global Cloud Index has made some bold predictions and we will have to see how things turn out to be.