Forecast: global data center IP traffic 2013-2021, by segment

This statistic offers a forecast for data center IP traffic growth from 2013 to 2021, by segment. In 2016, the amount of data center traffic in the business segment was around 2,319 exabytes per year.

Global data center IP traffic from 2013 to 2021, by segment

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Release date

February 2018



Survey time period

2012 to 2017

Supplementary notes

* Forecast
The estimated percentage of traffic remaining within the data center is the result of Cisco’s direct measurements of data center traffic, but similar concepts and ratios have appeared in academic studies of datacenter traffic.

Consumer: Traffic originating with or destined for personal end-users
Business: Traffic originating with or destined for business end-users

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