Romania is the most prepared country in Central and Eastern Europe to provide advanced cloud services via fixed and mobile infrastructure, given that global cloud traffic will more than quadruple by the end of 2019, a specialist study informs.
Cloud traffic will increase, by the end of 2019, from 2.1 to 8.6 zettabytes (ZB), outpacing the growth of global data centre traffic, expected to triple over the same period (from 3.4 to 10.4 ZB), the fifth Cisco Global Cloud Index (2014-2019) annual survey reveals.
The Global Cloud Index highlights the fact that the private, hybrid and public cloud component will become increasingly important with data traffic on this segment expected to grow by 30pct in every region of the world within the next five years.
‘Romania is no exception, that is why large companies, but also state institutions are increasingly adopting this type of services, and individual users want to have access to their content and services from virtually anywhere and on any device, expecting their data to be safe. The extension of this type of services, together with the use on a larger scale of mobile devices, will generate a growth of mobile cloud apps. This creates great opportunities for operators in the field which will become increasingly more important players in the ecosystem of the telecommunication industry,’ Dorin Pena, Cisco Romania General Manager stated.
Currently, 73pct of data is stored on PCs. By 2019, 52pct of data will be stored on smartphones, tablets and M2M modules. As the volume of stored data grows, specialists estimate an increased demand and use of cloud storing services. By 2019, 55pct of global Internet users with home Internet access will use individual cloud storing solutions (compared to 42pct in 2014). According to Cisco estimates, by 2017, global data traffic generated by smartphones (201 EB/year) will exceed the volume of data stored on these devices (179 EB/year), which involves the expansion of cloud storing capacity.
In 2015, 81 countries have met all criteria for offering advanced cloud services on mobile devices, a significant increase compared to last year, when only 21 countries fulfilled the conditions. This year, 119 countries met all criteria for providing advanced cloud services on fixed networks, compared to 109 countries, year-on-year.