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Cisco Global Cloud Index: Data Center Traffic to Expand 4X, Cloud Traffic 6X

Global data center traffic will expand four-fold to reach a total 6.6 zettabytes (one zetabyte [ZB] equals 1 billion terabytes [TB]) annually by 2016, according to the second annual Cisco Global Cloud Index, which was released Oct. 23. The fastest growing component of overall data center traffic, global cloud traffic will grow six-fold—a 44% compound annual growth rate (CAGR), from 683 exabytes annually in 2011 to 4.3 zettabytes by 2016, Cisco predicts.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 09:00
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Data Center Market Evolves With More Capacity From Fewer Facilities

The data center market continues to evolve as virtualization, the cloud, and managed services impacts the market for data centers. A decline in the number of U.S. data centers continues even as capacity continues to increase. The number of U.S. data centers fell for the first time in 2009, down 0.7%, as the economic crisis hit. In contrast, U.S. data center capacity increased 1%. That's become a trend in ensuing years, reflecting “a major change in data center and IT asset deployment that will accelerate further in coming years,” according to a new report from IDC.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 09:00
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One Third of Global Population Will Be Connected via Wireline Broadband in 2012

Fixed broadband will continue to grow worldwide, reaching 618.7 million subscribers by the end of 2012, a 7.3% year-over-year (YoY) annual increase. More than 1/3 of total world population of households will have a fixed broadband connection at the end of 2012, according to a new ABI Research report.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 15:30

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Realities of the Digital Home

CHR Solutions Vice President of Engineering Sam Harlan recently participated in Telecompetitor's Digital Home Summit. In the below two-part video interview, Sam offers great insight into the opportunities and realities of the digital home.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:00

Research Suggests Local Governments Will Turn to the Cloud to Help Economic Growth

Cloud services and uptake of other new platforms for communication, data sharing and application development will play a key role in enabling budget-strained city and municipal government leaders to deliver economic growth while meeting sustainable development goals, according to a new report from Navigant Energy Practice's Pike Research.
Written by Kevin Kutcher at 10:45

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