What do video, the public cloud, and applications all have in common? They’re all drivers of enterprise demand for bandwidth.
Here are some highlights:
“Enterprises are increasingly using the public cloud for storage as well as to run and support applications due its simplicity and the compelling economics of using its services. The need for network bandwidth grows in line with public usage growth.”
“The increase in video consumption is a key driver of bandwidth demand for the enterprise; it isn’t expected to slow down anytime soon.”
“Applications are the largest driver of bandwidth demand because more enterprises are placing them within the public cloud. As such, more users need remote access to applications simultaneously. Furthermore, these applications—such as unified communications (UC)—are becoming more sophisticated and employing more multimedia data and content. Simply put, the need for remote access as well as adequate application performance puts a huge strain on the network.”
“Enterprises will increasingly move toward a software-defined network (SDN) environment to offset the growing demand for bandwidth. Indeed, the demand will likely not taper off in the future.”
“It’s likely we’ll see more SDN, network functions virtualization (NFV) and Internet-based wide-area networks (WAN), which can all help enterprises manage Internet traffic in a smarter way.”