Cisco Shares GCI Forecast Results
Global cloud traffic will more than quadruple from 2012 to 2017.
GCI Highlights Tool, 2012-2017
See global, regional, and country-level projections.
Cloud Traffic Projected to Quintuple
The Cisco Global Cloud Index forecasts cloud and data center trends through 2017.
The Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI) forecasts data center and cloud traffic and related trends:
- Data center and cloud traffic forecast offers projections from 2012-2017 on global data center and cloud traffic rates.
- Workload transition provides 2012-2017 projections for workloads* moving from traditional IT to cloud solutions.
- Cloud readiness** provides regional and country-level data on broadband performance as a precursor for cloud service adoption by network consumers and business users.
* A workload is defined as an independent service or collection of code that can be executed.
** Cloud readiness compares average global network speeds and latencies (fixed and mobile) to assess each region's (or country's) ability to support a sample set of cloud services.
In October 2013, Cisco released the Cisco Global Cloud Index Forecast, 2012 - 2017. Highlights from the updated research include the following projections:
- Global data center traffic will grow three-fold from 2012 to 2017.
- By 2017, global data center traffic will reach 7.7 zetabytes per year.
- By 2017, over two-thirds of all data center traffic will come from the cloud.
- By 2017, nearly two out of three data center workloads will be processed in the cloud.