Theme: Networks in the zettabyte era.
A recently published study by a major network equipment vendor claims that worldwide cloud traffic – 1.2 zettabytes in 2012, will grow to 5.3 zettabytes by 2017. Global data centre traffic during the same period will reach the astounding total of 7.7 zettabytes by 2017.
One zettabyte is incomprehensible; it’s a hundred trillion – also incomprehensible – hours of music. Nevertheless, we will soon have to build, control, fill and pay for, multi-zettabyte networks and everything will have to work seamlessly and securely – everywhere.
Issue: North America I 2014 Article no.: 3 Topic: Enabling the smarthome: Networks in…