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Shruti Jain

Senior Analyst, SP Thought Leadership

Worldwide Service Provider Marketing Group

Shruti Jain is a senior analyst on Cisco’s SP thought leadership team that is responsible for developing and maintaining several global research and market intelligence initiatives. She has been one of the key contributors to Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI)—the company's ongoing effort to forecast and analyze the growth and use of the Internet and IP networks worldwide. She is also a leading analyst for Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI)—the company's ongoing effort to forecast the growth of global data center and cloud-based IP traffic as well as analysis of trends associated with data center virtualization and cloud computing.  While Shruti has been involved in all facets of the above projects, her focus has been on identifying and analyzing trends related to internet and service adoption, evolution of smart/ multi-media devices and machine-to-machine connections, applications by vertical, mobile adoption of various generations of technologies including 2G to 5G and IoT specific LPWA, cord-cutting, SD, HD and UHD adoption of video, metro vs. edge analysis. On GCI, her areas of focus are growth in virtualization, workloads analysis by application, by data center type, cloud service delivery models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and public vs. private cloud.

Shruti is a Cisco veteran and has been with the company for over 20 years.  She started her career with the company as a financial analyst and then moved on to marketing, where she has had a variety of marketing analyst roles (supporting service provider segment and corporate marketing).  Shruti has had prior experience with Unisys as a financial analyst and worked as a marketing intern with Maruti Suzuki, an Indian car manufacturing company.  She has earned an M.B.A. degree from Santa Clara University, California and has M.A. in Economics from University of Rajasthan, India.  Her personal hobbies and interests include traveling, reading, learning new languages through TV shows and walking.

 

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Expanding global digital footprint – shaping the connected future

The rapid expansion of the global digital footprint — the number of Internet users and connections (end user devices and IoT) — requires enhancements in network performance across both fixed and mobile (cellular + Wi-Fi) networks. In addition, consumer and business applications will also need to be strengthened with new and evolving security measures. Here are some key observations and findings from the Cisco Annual Internet Report,

Global digitization – connecting homes, health, cities and what not!!

By 2021, there will be an average of 1.75 M2M connections per capita globally – demonstrating how pervasive M2M connections are going to become to our networked lives making Internet of Things (IoT) a reality.

Imagining 5G: The Future Network of ”Things”. The Evolving Landscape of IoT and Wearables

5G, with very high bandwidth, ultra-low latency and dynamic resource allocation capabilities, is going to shape the evolving IoT landscape.

February 7, 2017

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Predicting the impact of 5G. Mobile innovation will create new levels of bandwidth consumption

The 2017 Cisco Mobile Visual Networking Index (VNI) forecasts that there will be about 25 million 5G capable devices and connections by 2021, which will generate 8.9 exabytes (EB) of annual mobile data traffic.

December 13, 2016

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Containers Hold an Agile Approach to Data Center Virtualization

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, container is a noun, and is defined as a receptacle for holding goods. Alternatively, it also means, a portable compartment in which freight is placed (as on a train or ship) for convenience of movement. In this blog, I’ll be talking about containers in the networking sense and the important […]

December 5, 2016

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Global Data Center Growth: Supporting the Next Data Deluge

Data centers house servers, physical or virtual, that provide storage, communications, and networking to the growing number of networked devices, users, and business processes in general. The growing importance of data analytics—the result of big data coming from ubiquitously networked end-user devices and IoT alike—has added to the value and growth of data centers. We […]

Comparing Generational Digital Footprint

It’s often said that “apple doesn’t fall far from the tree” – and my “apple” has fallen very close to me. This summer, my 18-year-old daughter earned the opportunity to work as an intern at Cisco. As a 20-year Cisco veteran, my daughter’s internship inspired me to reflect on my career experiences in the Internet […]