Five things that are bigger than the Internet: Findings from this year’s Global Cloud Index
The scale of the Internet is awe-inspiring. By 2021, there will be 4.6 billion people and 27 billion devices connected to the Internet, and Internet traffic will reach 2.8 trillion.
The Internet is Closer to Home Than You Think
The Internet is global in spirit. But the traffic associated with it is increasingly local in nature, as we found in our recent VNI study.
What happens in a “Data Center Day”? (A Data Center Geek’s Version of the “Internet Minute”)
Inspired by Excelacom’s excellent and popular “What happens in an Internet minute” infographic, we’ve put together a nerdier version pertaining to data centers using data from our recent Global Cloud Index along with a few other figures. It’s just as impressive in our view, if a little more obscure. For the two figures in the […]
Polls emerge as the biggest losers in the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election. Could big data have made a difference?
In the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election, we witnessed the stunning and unexpected defeat of a methodology in addition to a candidate: poll-based election predictions. November 8, 2016 was a spectacular failure of poll-based predictions, fast on the heels of the spectacular failure of the poll-based predictions in the 2015 U.K. General Election. Since we have […]
Is polling data big data? A back-of-the-envelope calculation
For the past year Americans have read about polling data almost daily, so the casual observer may be forgiven for thinking there are mountains and mountains of data being collected to help make sense of this year’s unusual election. The truth is, though, that polling data is not big data, either in volume, velocity, or […]
Has Internet growth peaked?
Will the Internet continue to grow at historical rates, or has growth peaked? This was the question was posed by Sanjay Patel of CableLabs to the panelists on the Bandwidth Consumption Trends panel during the August 2016 CableLabs Summer conference. I was pleased to have been invited to participate in the panel, alongside Rob Kenny […]
Boom! Five Applications that Showed Explosive Growth in 2015
We’re always on the lookout for the next big application to drive Internet traffic. When we see a type of traffic almost doubling in a year, we put it on our watch list. Below are five that topped our watch list based on the most recent Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Complete Forecast. VIRTUAL REALITY […]
Major Mobile Milestones – The Last 15 Years, and the Next Five
Cowritten with Usha Andra, Senior Analyst, Visual Networking Index, Service Provider Marketing 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the VNI Mobile Forecast. For a decade, we have analyzed, reviewed, and made projections about mobile networking and how consumers and business users’ behaviors and expectations have changed based on device innovations, network enhancements, and a seemingly […]