global cloud index
The Cloud Journey: Moving from Adoption to Greater Optimization and Utilization
Cloud computing has become the virtual bedrock for today’s business and consumer applications as well as future offerings on the service horizon. Cloud plays a pivotal role in digital transformation and has literally reshaped global data centers. While this is widely understood, I believe the real challenge for cloud providers, businesses and consumers in 2016 […]
Discovering Data Centers: What’s Really Happening Behind Those Closed Doors?
In the newly updated Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI), we identify three of the seven key trends that help demystify the largely proprietary world of data centers and cloud computing.
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 […]
The Internet of Everything and Big Data Analytics Can Re-Shape our Digital Lives
The release of the fifth annual Cisco Global Cloud Index highlights the potential impact that Internet of Everything (IoE) applications could have on data centers and cloud computing infrastructures. The growing digitization trend is creating massive volumes of new digital data that represent both challenges and opportunities. As a proof point, by 2019, data generated […]
Delivering Winning Customer Experiences with SDN and NFV
Service Providers Poised to Disrupt the VPN Market Clouds are rolling into our lives and our economy more and more each day giving us full control. My kids were streaming a movie to their iPad in the backseat of our minivan, as we drove from Atlanta to Disney World last week. Many of the resources […]
Life in the Cloud – a Byte-Sized Tale
Today, Cisco announced the fifth annual Global Cloud Index, 2014-2019 update. The Cisco Global Cloud Index (2014-2019) was developed to estimate global data center and cloud-based traffic growth and trends. This is a story about the access network requirements for evolving cloud applications (from basic to advanced). As fixed and mobile network performances are enhanced, […]
Making Room in Internet of Things (IoT) for the Mobile Operator:
So over the past year, there has been lots of press about the Internet of Things (IoT) and there has been information on the Connected Car and Telematics, Connected Transportation, Connected City, Connected Everything… But just how do we connect all of these devices? Magic? Why do we care? Well according to Goldman Sachs there […]
Evaluating Fixed and Mobile Networks for Cloud Readiness
Access networks are fundamental to superior cloud experiences As a complement to the fourth annual update of the Global Cloud Index, or GCI (see media release), we’ve once again included the Cloud Readiness Supplement. According to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (or NIST), which is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, […]