Global mobile traffic to increase seven-fold by 2021

08 February 2017

Cisco’s latest VNI predicts 5.5 billion mobile users globally by 2021. This infographic shows regional growth.

Cisco’s latest VNI predicts 5.5 billion mobile users globally by 2021. This infographic shows regional growth.

Worldwide mobile data traffic will increase seven-fold over the next five years, and represent 20 per cent of total global IP traffic, according to Cisco.

The UN estimates that the global population will reach 7.8 billion people by 2021. 

Of these, 5.5 billion are forecasted to be mobile phone users. Cisco says that’s more than those who use bank accounts (5.4 billion), running water (5.3 billion), or landlines (2.9 billion). 

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Citrix and Equinix team up to support hybrid cloud architecture

23 December 2016

Equinix customers can now use Citrix’s SD-WAN platform for connecting to the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

Equinix customers can now use Citrix’s SD-WAN platform for connecting to the Equinix Cloud Exchange.

Citrix has partnered with global interconnection data centre company Equinix in an effort to help customers move confidently to a hybrid cloud architecture.

The solution leverages an Equinix Performance Hub to provide an SD-WAN solution that that connects an enterprise’s locations to one of Equinix’s more than 145 data centres around the world. 

Citrix says the connections are built with its NetScaler SD-WAN. They consist of secure tunnels established over multiple aggregated network links, including public internet, MPLS and wireless. 

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ITS and Nutanix partner to offer SMBs complete infrastructure and service

07 December 2016

ITS will offer Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud Platform alongside its proprietary BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform.

ITS will offer Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud Platform alongside its proprietary BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform.

Managed services provider IT Specialists (ITS) has teamed up with Nutanix to offer SMBs hyperconverged IT infrastructure from a single provider.

Under the partnership, ITS will offer Nutanix’s Enterprise Cloud Platform alongside its proprietary BlackVault Managed Recovery Platform. 

This includes managed services such as vaulting and data recovery, as well as BlackVault Guardian for network security and the protection of data stored in Nutanix’s cloud.

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Cisco creates unified “Network-as-a-Fabric” with expanded Cloud-Scale Networking solutions

06 December 2016

Cisco has expanded its Cloud-Scale Networking platform to help service providers transform central offices.

According to the company, Cloud-Scale Networking enables large-scale automation for provisioning and network changes in minutes as opposed to hours.

It features software extensibility for modular and rapid service deployment, as well as real-time visibility and control through streaming telemetry.

Cisco’s new solutions are delivered through its IOS XR software.

It claims this offers half the total cost of ownership and double the efficiency and performance over five years, compared to present mode of operation.

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