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Amount of traffic from software-defined networks (SDNs) and network function virtualization (NFV) in data centers worldwide, from 2015 to 2021 (in zettabytes)

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Global traffic of SDN/NFV within data centers 2015-2021 This statistic provides a forecast of software-defined network (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) traffic within data centers worldwide, from 2015 to 2021. By the end of 2018, 3.1 zettabytes worth of traffic within data centers will stem from SDN and NFV functions.
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This statistic provides a forecast of software-defined network (SDN) and network function virtualization (NFV) traffic within data centers worldwide, from 2015 to 2021. By the end of 2018, 3.1 zettabytes worth of traffic within data centers will stem from SDN and NFV functions.
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Release date
February 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2018
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* Forecast.

Software-defined networks separate the control and forwarding of data center traffic, while network function virtualization virtualizes a variety of network elements.

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