Cloud storage and services and the Internet of things are among the drivers of rapid cloud growth around the world.
The fifth annual Cisco Global Cloud Index forecasts that cloud traffic in the Middle East and Africa will more than quadruple by the end of 2019.
Additionally, by 2019, 83% of all MEA data centre traffic will come from the cloud.
Several factors are driving the cloud traffic’s growth, including the cloud demands of mobile devices, the rapid growth in public cloud services for business, and the increased degree of virtualisation in private clouds.
The growth of machine-to-machine connections also has the potential to drive more cloud traffic in the future.
Cisco predicts that the Internet of Everything will also have a significant impact on data centre and cloud traffic growth.
Key findings of the Index are:
- Data centre traffic will grow 4-fold by 2019.
- Cloud data centre traffic will represent 86% of total data centre traffic by 2019, compared to 61% in 2014.
- Consumer will represent 61% of cloud data centre traffic by 2019, compared to 30% in 2014.