Bandwidth Requirements Soar
The growth in the number of data centers combined with burgeoning demand for services from new and existing data centers will push data center owners to invest heavily in bandwidth in 2013.
Networking vendor Emulex in September released results of a survey, which found that 54 percent of IT administrators expect their data center networks will have deployed 100-Gbit Ethernet by 2016, and that 81 percent called the growing demand for bandwidth one of the most critical issues for data centers.
The need for ever more bandwidth will soar in 2013 and beyond with increased demand for a wide range of cloud-based services, including big data, backups, disaster recovery, streaming and more. And expect falling bandwidth prices to provide incentive to upgrade.