Enterprises Bullish On 100 GbE, Cloud, And SDN


Study provides a view into how enterprise networks are changing. 

Companies are tackling surging bandwidth requirements by adding bigger network pipes and adopting newer technologies such as cloud and software-defined networking, according to a new study released today.

The ninth annual State of the Network report by Viavi Solutions (formerly Network Instruments) polled 740 CIOs, IT directors, and network engineers around the world. It found that 48% of respondents expect their company’s bandwidth requirements to double by the end of next year. To meet the demand, enterprises are ramping up their shift to 100 Gigabit Ethernet, with one in four already implementing it and two out of three planning to adopt it by 2017.

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