Enterprise Data Traffic Trends

Jim Machi : Industry Insight
Jim Machi

Enterprise Data Traffic Trends

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The Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) report is a great place to look for internet data trends.  I took a look recently at this report to see what it said about business internet traffic trends.

Traffic within the corporate WAN is projected to grow at 10% CAGR through 2021.  No surprise there other than maybe it’s not as robust as I might have thought, especially compared to historic growth rates.  Could be that many businesses are having their traffic grow outside the corporate WAN.  In fact, that kind of traffic is growing at 20% CAGR.

Business mobile data is growing at 41% CAGR.   This is consistent with more and more people using Smartphones.  In fact, according to this report, by 2021 63% of total IP traffic will come from wireless and mobile devices.

So what this means to me is your business needs to take into account use of mobility and Smartphones for communication.    Make sure your communication vendor has not only a desktop client, but a mobile client.


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