Cisco has announced new cloud partners and customers, and an updated array of cloud service offerings as part of its plan to build the world's largest global ‘Intercloud.’
According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index Global Forecast and Service Adoption for 2013 to 2018, global Internet Protocol (IP) traffic will increase nearly threefold over this five-year period due to more Internet users and devices, faster broadband speeds and more video viewing.
Cisco has announced the Internet of Things Innovation Grand Challenge for startup businesses, a global open competition that aims to recognise, promote and accelerate the adoption of breakthrough technologies and products.
According to the Cisco Visual Networking Index (VNI) Global Mobile Data Traffic Forecast for 2013 to 2018, worldwide mobile data traffic will increase nearly 11-fold over the next four years and reach an annual run rate of 190 exabytes by 2018.
Cisco has added Advanced Malware Protection (AMP), originally developed by Sourcefire, into its Content Security Portfolio of products, including Web and Email Security Appliances and Cloud Web Security Service.
Cisco said it would deliver a new portfolio for its Cisco Networking Academy programme to address a critical shortfall of skills in key new areas, such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and industrial networking.
Cisco has announced a global commitment to educate and empower current and future generations of Internet of Things entrepreneurs, scientists and innovators through its Global STEM Alliance, with Malaysia and Spain as its first partners.
In the third annual Cisco Global Cloud Index (2012 – 2017) issued recently, Cisco forecasts that global cloud traffic, the fastest growing component of data centre traffic, is expected to grow more than fourfold – a 35% combined annual growth rate (CAGR) – from 1.2 zettabytes of annual traffic in 2012 to 5.3 zettabytes by 2017.
Unified threat managment (UTM) security vendor WatchGuard has grown in Asia riding the UTM wave and its CEO tells Edwin Yapp why more is expected out of this security segment in the years to come.
Akamai has introduced the Akamai Open Platform Initiative and also announced plans for future integration of Akamai Unified Performance technology into the Cisco ISR-AX series of routers.