More cloud users mean more data and new technologies that transmit that data securely. But the “securely” part is going to become more difficult in 2017, according to experts at Cisco. The latest Cisco Cloud Index Report talks about the changes happening right now in the cloud and data sector that will affect security considerations:
- Hyperscale data center traffic will quintuple by 2020, making it 53 percent of all data center traffic.
- Ninety-two percent of workloads will be processed by cloud data centers by 2020
- Seventy-four percent of total cloud workloads will be SaaS by 2020
- Enterprise workloads will make up seventy-two percent of total workloads by 2020.
Additionally, cloud data involved in everyday life will evolve in 2017 and beyond. The total amount of data created by any device – mobile or desktop – will reach an astonishing 600ZB by 2020.