Increasing appetite for cloud drives data-centre growth

Increasing appetite for cloud drives data-centre growth View Gallery
Barry McMahon, data centre and cloud proposition manager, BT Ireland

Customers are demanding increased compute power and energy efficiencies through virtualisation in the cloud

The most recent release of Cisco’s Global Cloud Index forecasts some big numbers.

Global data centre traffic is poised to triple through 2018, reaching 8.6 zettabytes. A zettabyte is one trillion gigabytes and to put that number into context, it’s the equivalent of streaming all of the movies (approximately 500,000) and television shows (three million) ever made in ultra-high definition 250,000 times.

So how do these numbers stack up against data centre activity in Ireland?

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