State of the Network | 2016

Enterprises Increasingly Turn to Cloud as Bandwidth Demand Surges

Over 740 IT professionals reveal top challenges, emerging technologies, and what they really think about cloud and hybrid IT.

Study Highlights:

Cloud deployments climb:  Almost 90 percent of enterprises have at least one application in the cloud, and 28 percent have the majority of their applications there.

Bandwidth demand accelerates: Fifty-four percent of respondents expect bandwidth requirements to grow by half in 2016, and 48 percent expect them to double by the end of 2017. One in four has deployed 100 GbE.

Technologies emerge: Two-thirds of enterprises have now deployed software-defined networking (SDN).