The ongoing adoption of more powerful mobile devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) connections are key contributors to significant mobile data traffic growth, according to the latest annual update of the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast.
With customer adoption of cloud and SDN driving hardware commoditization, and a shift in IT purchasing models to Solutions and Business Outcomes, enterprise network vendors are adjusting their business models to maintain relevancy, increase agility and survive the disruption. According to TBR, these efforts include realigning employees, and investing in resources to capture growth opportunities in areas such as cloud computing, software and professional services.
75 percent of U.S. Federal cloud users want to move more services to the cloud, but are concerned about retaining control over their data. Additionally, 53 percent say fear of long-term contracts hold them back. However, 72 percent of Feds say data security has improved by moving services to the cloud, and 67 percent say data is safer in the cloud than in legacy systems.
Cisco forecasts continued strong growth of cloud traffic, cloud workloads and cloud storage — with private cloud significantly larger than public cloud. Over the next five years, their market study projects data center traffic to nearly triple, with cloud representing 76 percent of total data center traffic.
There is no question about it: Dynamic enterprises are demanding more performance, scalability, agility and flexibility from their datacenter infrastructures. And despite advances in virtualization, the future of business IT is in the cloud with OpenStack, the fastest-growing and massively scalable cloud infrastructure platform. Learn more, playback the archived webcast at the ON24 site.
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CIOs are increasingly demanding new thinking about the datacenter infrastructure and are actively planning their organizations’ journey to a hybrid cloud infrastructure. In this context, OpenStack has emerged as the open source alternative to power the next-generation datacenter infrastructure.
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