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Cisco Global Cloud Index Workload Data

 I was hoping to get the data for figures 17, 18, 19, and 20 from the 2016-2021 white paper (link). Would you also have this information at the regional level, such as for (Western) Europe?

 

Same for figure 13 in the Cisco VNI 2017-2022 white paper (link).

 

Finally, can you confirm that these are the latest reports from Cisco - there are no more recent updates?

 

Thanks very much!

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Re: Cisco Global Cloud Index Workload Data

Thanks for your interest in the Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI) and Visual Networking Index (VNI).

 

Yes, the reports that you mention below are the latest.  We do not have regional data for the GCI figures you reference below.  The global data is provided below. Please let us know on how you plan to use this data and source all of the GCI data to Cisco Global Cloud Index, 2016-2021: 

Figure 17.    Global data center workloads and compute instances by applications in millions

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Figure 18.    Global data center workloads and compute instances by applications: Traditional vs. cloud (2016)

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Figure 19.    Global data center workloads and compute instances by applications: Traditional vs. cloud (2021)

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Figure 20.    Global data center storage capacity in Exabytes

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Please source all of the above data to Cisco Global Cloud Index, 2016-2021

 

Fig 13.  Global IP traffic by application category (EB)

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Please source the above to Cisco VNI Global IP Traffic Forecast, 2017-2022.  

 

Thanks,
Shruti

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Re: Cisco Global Cloud Index Workload Data

Thanks for your interest in Cisco's Global Cloud Index, we are no longer updating that research.  However, in response to your question:

A server workload is defined as a set of virtual or physical computer resources that is assigned to run a specific application or provide computing services for one or many users. A workload is a general measurement used to describe many different applications, from a small, lightweight SaaS application to a large computational private cloud database application. For the purposes of this study, if a server is not virtualized, then one workload is equivalent to one physical server. When there is virtualization, one virtual machine or a container, used interchangeably, is counted as one workload. The number of virtual machines per server will vary depending on various factors, which include the processing and storage requirements of a workload as well as the type of hypervisor being deployed. In cloud environments, both nonvirtualized servers and virtualized servers, with many virtual machines on a single virtualized server, are deployed. The increasing migration of workloads from end-user devices to remotely located servers and from premises-based networks to cloud networks creates new network requirements for operators of both traditional and cloud data center environments.

Compute workloads are those that pertain to IaaS.

 

I hope the above helps you.

Thanks,
Shruti

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Re: Cisco Global Cloud Index Workload Data

Thanks for your interest in the Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI) and Visual Networking Index (VNI).

 

Yes, the reports that you mention below are the latest.  We do not have regional data for the GCI figures you reference below.  The global data is provided below. Please let us know on how you plan to use this data and source all of the GCI data to Cisco Global Cloud Index, 2016-2021: 

Figure 17.    Global data center workloads and compute instances by applications in millions

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 1.20.00 PM.png

Figure 18.    Global data center workloads and compute instances by applications: Traditional vs. cloud (2016)

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 1.21.28 PM.png

Figure 19.    Global data center workloads and compute instances by applications: Traditional vs. cloud (2021)

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 1.23.04 PM.png

Figure 20.    Global data center storage capacity in Exabytes

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 1.23.47 PM.png

Please source all of the above data to Cisco Global Cloud Index, 2016-2021

 

Fig 13.  Global IP traffic by application category (EB)

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 1.31.33 PM.png

Please source the above to Cisco VNI Global IP Traffic Forecast, 2017-2022.  

 

Thanks,
Shruti

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Re: Cisco Global Cloud Index Workload Data

Thanks so much! We will cite accordingly.
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Re: Cisco Global Cloud Index Workload Data

Hi Shijain,

 

Could you also kindly share the underlying data of global workloads and compute instances by application for Asia Pacific region please? 

https://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/solutions/service-provider/gci-highlights-tool/index.html

 

And a small question -- are we assuming the computing workload all happen within data centers, or we calculate data center workloads here? How do we define data center here? Thanks a lot!

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Hi 

 

Great information, but can you explain to me what your definition of workloads? ii.e. 2021 there are 101m DC workloads in compute applications. 

 

thank you 

M

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Re: Cisco Global Cloud Index Workload Data

Thanks for your interest in Cisco's Global Cloud Index, we are no longer updating that research.  However, in response to your question:

A server workload is defined as a set of virtual or physical computer resources that is assigned to run a specific application or provide computing services for one or many users. A workload is a general measurement used to describe many different applications, from a small, lightweight SaaS application to a large computational private cloud database application. For the purposes of this study, if a server is not virtualized, then one workload is equivalent to one physical server. When there is virtualization, one virtual machine or a container, used interchangeably, is counted as one workload. The number of virtual machines per server will vary depending on various factors, which include the processing and storage requirements of a workload as well as the type of hypervisor being deployed. In cloud environments, both nonvirtualized servers and virtualized servers, with many virtual machines on a single virtualized server, are deployed. The increasing migration of workloads from end-user devices to remotely located servers and from premises-based networks to cloud networks creates new network requirements for operators of both traditional and cloud data center environments.

Compute workloads are those that pertain to IaaS.

 

I hope the above helps you.

Thanks,
Shruti

View solution in original post

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Cisco Employee

Re: Cisco Global Cloud Index Workload Data

Thanks for your interest in the Cisco Global Cloud Index (GCI) and Visual Networking Index (VNI).

 

Yes, the reports that you mention below are the latest.  We do not have regional data for the GCI figures you reference below.  The global data is provided below. Please let us know on how you plan to use this data and source all of the GCI data to Cisco Global Cloud Index, 2016-2021: 

Figure 17.    Global data center workloads and compute instances by applications in millions

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 1.20.00 PM.png

Figure 18.    Global data center workloads and compute instances by applications: Traditional vs. cloud (2016)

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 1.21.28 PM.png

Figure 19.    Global data center workloads and compute instances by applications: Traditional vs. cloud (2021)

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 1.23.04 PM.png

Figure 20.    Global data center storage capacity in Exabytes

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 1.23.47 PM.png

Please source all of the above data to Cisco Global Cloud Index, 2016-2021

 

Fig 13.  Global IP traffic by application category (EB)

Screen Shot 2019-04-16 at 1.31.33 PM.png

Please source the above to Cisco VNI Global IP Traffic Forecast, 2017-2022.  

 

Thanks,
Shruti

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Re: Cisco Global Cloud Index Workload Data

Hi,

In the Fig20, in which category are emails ? (if they are counted in that figure) And how much data do they represent ?

Thanks in advance.

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