As cloud technology, which allows users to save files and information over the Internet and then remotely access them from any location, becomes more and more popular, the demand for this service is also increasing massively over time. In fact, analysts estimate that by 2017, the amount of traffic and data stored through the cloud will have quadrupled.
Where Will This Cloud Data Be Coming From?
Just recently, companies and businesses have begun to see the necessity for cloud technology to access their data and share it throughout their company effectively. Group emails with attachments and thumb drives will soon be a thing of the past for most places, as companies with greatly contribute to the increase in cloud traffic.
What Problems Does the Cloud Really Solve?
There are a number of positive advantages to the cloud over normal data sharing that are especially beneficial from an economic standpoint. Cloud sharing eliminates the need for dedicated servers for each company, which can drive up huge expenses. Administration servers can create huge amounts of unused CPU and memory that are eliminate with cloud storing.
What Areas of the World Are Growing Fastest for the Cloud?
Surprisingly, the Middle East and Africa will have the highest growing rate for cloud traffic over time, with 57 percent increase over 5 years. The Asia Pacific is estimated to grow at 43 percent, and Central and Eastern Europe at 36 percent.
Obviously, the use of cloud technology to store data is the future of how businesses store and use data effectively. While the estimates of experts that the cloud will quadruple by 2017 seems large, time will tell what the actual implications of this are.