Moving forward – your data center will be a critical part of your business. And, we’re certainly not seeing any sort of slowdown in traffic patterns and even data growth. The latest Cisco Cloud Index report shows that although the amount of global traffic crossing the Internet and IP WAN networks is projected to reach 2.0 ZB per year by 2019, the amount of annual global data center traffic in 2014 was estimated to be 3.5 ZB—and by 2019, will triple to reach 10.4 ZB per year. This increase represents a 25-percent CAGR. Furthermore, global data center IP traffic will grow 3-fold over the next 5 years. Overall, data center IP traffic will grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25 percent from 2014 to 2019.
Between now and 2020 – a lot will change when it comes to how businesses utilize the cloud. A recent Visual Network Index reports outlined some of the biggest changes that are coming your way. Consider this:
- Global IP traffic will increase nearly threefold over the next 5 years.
- Smartphone traffic will exceed PC traffic by 2020.
- Traffic from wireless and mobile devices will account for two-thirds of total IP traffic by 2020.
- The number of devices connected to IP networks will be more than three times the global population by 2020.
- Globally, virtual reality traffic will increase 61-fold between 2015 and 2020; potentially serving up hundreds of petabytes of traffic per month.
Square in the middle sits the data center. So – here’s the big question: How can organizations scale securely, rapidly, and inexpensively at Big Internet pace?
In this whitepaper from CyrusOne, we learn how Netflix and Hulu have changed the way we watch movies and TV. These innovative, world-changing technology companies generate huge – and growing – demand for big data and big content. Furthermore, we learn how big internet companies need big data centers – to provide:
- Scale massively and with unprecedented speed.
- Deep and powerful connections between every layer of the data center.
- Low-cost interconnection.
- Exponentially increasing performance and personalization.
- Energy efficiency.
- Help keeping it simple.
- Provide security and 100% uptime.
Let’s take energy efficiency for example. Dean Nelson, vice president of global foundation services at eBay, quoted by GigaOM, says, “With great power comes great responsibility. Internet companies need to use their immense technological prowess and bargaining power to make their chosen – and very lucrative – business as environmentally friendly as possible. Companies spend tens of millions of dollars, if not billions, trying to achieve maximum efficiency,” he says, and “we do have a lot of leverage, we can influence a lot of things.”
Today, data center colocation offers a proven path for big internet companies to obtain the ability to scale massively and with unprecedented speed, deep and powerful connections between every layer of the data center, low-cost interconnection, exponentially increasing performance and personalization, energy efficiency, and help keeping it simple.
Download this whitepaper today to learn that to get to Big Internet capabilities, you need a colocation that can help. To succeed, internet firms need internet data centers. Some firms build and operate their own. Most of all – this paper illustrates how colocation can be a powerful source of infrastructure innovation. It can lower total cost of operations; increase an internet firm’s agility and the reliability of the services it provides, and perhaps most significantly give big internet companies the ability to scale massively and with unprecedented speed.