Gartner Research

How Cloud, Mobile and Video Will Increase Enterprise Bandwidth Needs Through 2017

Published: 22 March 2013

ID: G00247697

Analyst(s): Tina Tian, Neil Rickard , Gregor Petri , Jean-Claude Delcroix, Ian Keene


We forecast changes to enterprise network capacity over the next five years by evaluating the impact of cloud, mobile, video and BYOD using a range of scenarios. Results gathered using our bandwidth estimating model are useful to network planners and architects for both benchmarking and planning.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Discuss and Negotiate Network Usage and Growth Scenarios
    • Set Limits on Video and Backup Traffic
    • Analyze, Plan and Track Cloud Usage
    • Adapt Network Topology, Capacity and Service Levels
    • Summary Bandwidth Requirements by Application Group
    • Overview of Bandwidth Forecasts for Enterprise Sites Through 2017
  • Scenario Descriptions
    • Reference Case Scenario
    • Manufacturing and Retail — No Cloud Scenario
    • Standard Use — No Cloud Scenario
    • Standard Use with Progressive Cloud Scenario
    • High Cloud Scenario
    • High Video Scenario
    • Superior Usage Scenario
    • Mobile and Remote Access Scenarios
    • Very Remote Sites Scenario
    • The Impact of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
    • Case Study

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