“With the rapid growth of new business solutions, workloads and data, more than 60 percent of enterprises will have at least half of their infrastructure and applications in the cloud by 2018.”
CLOUD BUSINESS SUMMIT, NOVEMBER 2014
NOT JUST HYPE: THE CLOUD MARKET IS GROWING LIKE CRAZY
THE SKIES ARE GETTING CLOUDIER
WHAT WILL CLOUD COMPUTING LOOK LIKE BY 2018?
There’s no doubt that cloud expansion will continue at a rapid pace. IDC predicts public IT cloud services will account for more than half of all storage worldwide by 2018. Cisco predicts that by the same time, more than three-fourths of all workloads will be processed in the cloud.
Within the cloud segment, public, private and hybrid cloud models are all expected to grow as more businesses realize the benefits of moving to the cloud. The private cloud is expected to have significantly more workloads than the public cloud. However, public cloud will grow faster than the private cloud. As the sensitivity to costs associated with dedicated IT resources grows along with demand for agility, adoption of public cloud by businesses will increase, especially with strengthening of public cloud security. Many enterprises will adopt a hybrid approach to cloud as they transition some workloads from internally managed private clouds to externally managed public clouds.
TOP FIVE DATA CENTER AND CLOUD NETWORKING TRENDS
ACCORDING TO THE CISCO GLOBAL CLOUD INDEX STUDY
- Growth of Global Data Center Relevance and Traffic
- Cloud Traffic will nearly quadruple from 2013 to 2018, representing three-fourths of all data center traffic
- Continued Global Data Center Virtualization
- Fuels rapid expansion of cloud computing
- By 2018, more than three-fourths of all workloads will be processed in the cloud
- Cloud Service Delivery Models (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS)
- All three models will continue to grow as more businesses realize the benefits of moving to a cloud environment
- Potential Cloud Catalysts – Internet of Everything
- Widespread adoption of multiple devices combined with increasing user expectations to access applications and content anytime, from anywhere, over any network is fueling cloud growth
- Global Cloud Readiness
- Based on regional average download and upload speeds and traffic latencies on mobile and fixed connections, all regions can support at least basic cloud services
- Focus is now turning to improving network capabilities and supporting advanced cloud applications