It’s old news. 55 years old in fact. In 1965, Gordon Moore, Intel’s co-founder, made a prediction that would become known as Moore’s Law. It states that the number of transistors on a microchip doubles about every two years and therefore, he prophesied that computing power would exponentially increase in power while, at the same time, decrease in relative cost. History tells us that Gordon’s prediction came true and we’re in the midst of a digital revolution with a fundamental part of that digital revolution being the evolution of the internet.
Which bring us to another law, Nielson’s Law, which tells us that users’ bandwidth grows by 50% per year. This is a staggering number by any stretch of the imagination but Nielson himself helpfully gives us the following insight…that that equates to compound growth of x57 over a 10 year period (https://www.nngroup.com/articles/law-of-bandwidth/).
It’s probably worth considering what is driving some of this rampant bandwidth demand:
- File sharing using peer to peer software;
- Residential applications like gaming and connected home technologies;
- Video streaming;
- Videoconferencing via applications like Zoom;
- Data storage, disaster recovery and backup;
- Cloud services.
Indeed, as businesses develop their cloud first services models, they increasingly understand that being “cloud ready” really means having access to a secure, fast and reliable network connectivity as the underlying facilitator for all cloud services. With internet usage growing at 50% per annum, network performance, security, as well as cost, are some of the biggest IT challenges faced by organisations today and into the future.
At AirSpeed, we know that reliable, quality, cost effective connectivity is a fundamental driver for all cloud first initiatives. Given the growing data speeds required , along with dedicated yet scalable bandwidth, the networks of the future will be even more bandwidth hungry yet they can also be bandwidth smart, so whether it’s internet access, managed wide area network, cloud connectivity or the myriad of business needs driving your bandwidth If you want to ensure your connectivity will continue to support your business needs or want to discuss how AirSpeed can deliver managed, secure and reliable access to the cloud, then feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.