Equinix has reported that interconnection bandwidth is expected to sky rocket its growth at a 45% CAGR to reach 5,000Tbps by 2020, dwarfing global IP traffic in both growth (24%) and volume (855Tbps), according to their inaugural Global Interconnection Index. The index analyzes the adoption profile of thousands of carrier-neutral colocation data center providers and ecosystem participants globally.
Let’s take a look at some of the highlights:
- Interconnection bandwidth is expected to grow at a rapid pace over the next four years with growth across all regions predicted to grow 40% per annum or greater
- It’s growing faster than Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), the legacy model of business connectivity, by a factor of 10 (45% to 4%)
- The United States is expected to grow 40% per annum to reach 1,800 Tbps of installed capacity by 2020, contributing more than a third (36%) of Interconnection Bandwidth Capacity
- Growth of interconnection bandwidth across all industries is expected in the double digits
Russell Pool, managing director of Equinix UK said, “As the public internet has continued to expand, it has impacted how organizations do business and created opportunities for some of the greatest innovations of this era. This innovation, also described as the Internet of Things has resulted in an unexpected explosion of data which businesses are struggling to analyze and process by relying on the public internet.”
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