1000 internet devices in 1984; 1,000,000 in 1992; 1,000,000,000 in 2008; 12,500,000,000 in 2010; 50,000,000,000 predicted for 2020 (Telefonica I&D 2011 and Cisco Visual Networking Index )4 exabytes of unique information generated in 2012; more than the previous 5000 years combined (Source:Telefonica I&D 2011)We will see the convergence of video ANDmobile. In 3 years – with expectations that up to 2/3rds of the world’s mobile data traffic will be video (Source:Cisco Visual Networking Index: Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast 2013)“By 2016, 71% of server workloads will be virtualized, from 46% in 2011.” – JonathonHardcastle, Gartner, Forecast Analysis: Data Center, Worldwide, 2010-12016, 1Q12 Update, May 16, 2012With the explosion of video and mobile devices, 80% of new commercial enterprise apps will be deployed on cloud platforms in 2012Cloud will evolve from a one-to-one relationship between end-user and cloud provider to a one-to-many, flourishing ecosystem comprised of cloud insurers, such as CloudInsure, broker services, and other intermediaries enabling organizations to enjoy the financial and operational benefits of federated cloud formations. (http://www.forbes.com/sites/reuvencohen/2012/11/15/cloudnow-unveils-its-2013-cloud-computing-predictions/2/)http://www.cloudproviderusa.com/cloud-computing-statistics-and-predictions-for-2012/(Data points set up challenge scenarios)Information technology challenges ahead; familiar themesThe Intelligent Network – harnessing network value, helping organizations drive business agility and creating operational simplicity for network owners
City of San Francisco putting sensors in parking spots and making the data available for free in the cloud. Now there are several Apps available that tells drivers where the open parking spots are, so less time spent riving around to find parking, less congestion, less carbon emissions. Win-win for all.
Cloud Computing, SDN, Big Data and Internet of Everything - Lew Tucker