Over the past several years, Cisco introduced and has regularly updated and expanded its Visual Networking Index (VNI), which projects IP traffic trends based upon independent analyst forecasts, usage surveys from operators and other primary research. The VNI has become a valuable resource – described by some as an “industry standard”.
Today, Cisco announced the latest edition of the VNI, covering the period 2010-2015. It includes findings such as:
- The number of network-connected devices will be more than 15 billion, twice the world’s population, by 2015.
- The total amount of global Internet traffic will quadruple by 2015 and reach 966 exabytes per year.
- The projected increase of Internet traffic between 2014 and 2015 alone is 200 exabytes, which is greater than the total amount of Internet Protocol traffic generated globally in 2010.
Global IP traffic is on the verge of reaching 1 zettabyte – which is equal to a sextillion bytes, or a trillion gigabytes. Cisco has identified four primary drivers of growth:
- An increasing number of devices: The proliferation of tablets, mobile phones, connected appliances and other smart machines is driving demand for connectivity. By 2015, there will be more than two connections for each person on earth.
- More Internet users: By 2015, there will be nearly 3 billion Internet users --more than 40 percent of the world’s projected population.
- Faster broadband speed: The average fixed broadband speed is expected to increase four-fold, from 7 megabits per second in 2010 to 28 Mbps in 2015.
- More video: By 2015, 1 million video minutes --the equivalent of 674 days --will traverse the Internet every second.
Following is a URL to a video about this new version of the VNI:
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In addition, relevant documents and information are available at http://www.cisco.com/go/vni.
If you have further questions after watching the VoD and reading the relevant information, don’t hesitate to contact us at email@example.com.
I caught up with Ross Daniels, Director, Solutions Marketing for Customer Collaboration recently to see what was new over the last quarter in Cisco’s Customer Collaboration business.
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We’ve said it before, small business is big business. Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has proclaimed National Small Business Week to recognize the contributions of small businesses to the economic well-being of America. They make invaluable contributions to the country’s economy in many ways, including creating 60-80 percent of new jobs. This week celebrates National Small Business Week and Cisco celebrates Small Business too. Small businesses are a driving force of innovation, and technology plays a big part in enabling those efforts. All week, on our Small Business blog we’ll be shining the spotlight on small businesses that have put technology to work for them to help them succeed. Take a look at these stories and videos!
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With mobile traffic rapidly growing in volume and complexity, scalability, reliability and customization have corresponding importance to mobile operators. They must manage traffic in ways that enable them to provide great user experiences while controlling costs.
Cisco is helping.
Cisco today enhanced its MOVE architecture (Monetization, Optimization, Videoscape Experience) by inserting an in-house Policy and Control Rules Function into its next-generation Policy and Charging Control solution. This helps address the significant performance, reliability and scalability demands on mobile networks.
The solution has three components:
- The Cisco Intelligent Policy Control Function – an integral part of the Cisco ASR 5000 mobile core platform – to support volume usage management in both centralized and distributed environments.
- The Cisco Subscriber Service Controller for exchanging subscriber profile data with the Cisco IPCF and enforcing aggregate volume usage rules across groups of subscribers sharing a common account.
- The Cisco Policy Provisioning Tool, a graphical user interface for facilitating definition of policy rules and managing their distribution to the Cisco SSC and IPCF.
The policy engine is essential if the network is to treat different types of traffic differently at different times – i.e., optimize. Thus, this enhancement to Cisco’s MOVE will further help mobile operators monetize and optimize their networks for even better user experiences.
As many of you are aware, this week the Interop tradeshow is taking place in Las Vegas.
Did you know that Cisco is the primary sponsor of the show’s InteropNet? InteropNet is a world-class, fully IPv6-enabled network powering the 15,000-attendee and 400-exhibitor tradeshow complete with dual-stack IPv6 capabilities to all capable endpoints. This is the first-ever show network to be “dual-stack” with IPv4 and IPv6 running side-by-side and it highlights Cisco’s IPv6 leadership. For more info on our IPv6 activities, please click here.
In addition, those of you stopping by the Cisco booth (booth 1127) will notice demos of our latest solutions including the new Cisco ISR Cloud Web Security with Cisco ScanSafe solution announced today. This solution seamlessly extends ScanSafe Cloud Web Security to branch offices and provides scalable, centralized Web protection and malware detection on the Cisco ISR G2 branch router and requires no additional hardware.
With this solution, organizations can easily deploy cloud-based Web security and Web usage policies, enabling highly secure local Internet access for all branch offices and users while saving time, money, and resources associated with traditional hardware deployments. The cloud service delivery model and central user account administration also make Cisco ScanSafe easy to deploy, manage and maintain via remote IT staff.
For more information on this plus the rest of today’s news (including mobility updates), please click here.
Tags: g2, innovation, interop, IPv6, ISR, ISR G2