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Nov 29 2011   11:56PM GMT

Cisco Says It Will Get Cloudier

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood Profile: Joshua Wood

Hi all, ok forgive the terrible pun in the headline but the cloud is all the rage these days and to some businesses it makes a lot of sense. It is basically outsourcing some of your key IT needs to another company. Email is a classic example of this. Places like Gmail or HotMail have been offering “cloud” resources for years and years now. While email isn’t typically the largest bandwidth hog Cisco is betting that cloud services will more bandwidth. A lot more bandwidth actually.

The guys over at venturebeat.com have put together a really nice blog about their expected rise of the bandwidth that cloud services are going to use. Among the many things that this site offers one of them is the data that Cisco has done a study and believes that cloud traffic will increase by more than 10 times its current Internet traffic use by 2015.. That is hard to believe. I know that Cisco is betting on applications using more bandwidth and they will but this seems excessive even for a Cisco projection. We will see though.

http://venturebeat.com/2011/11/29/cisco-global-cloud-traffic/

Until next time,
TechStop (JW)

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