Some might assume that, given its ubiquity, the web’s reach has nearly peaked. Not so, according to data from Cisco Systems.
According to research from its Visual Networking Index , IP traffic is set to reach 1.3 zettabytes by 2016. To provide context, a zettabyte is equal to 1 billion terabytes, and a terabyte is equal to 1,000 gigabytes. This growth means Internet traffic will essentially quadruple  in four years. The term big data is clearly not a misnomer.
A few other highlights from Cisco’s research include:
This growth of web traffic will no doubt be spurred on by the growing adoption of cloud computing providers and consumers, who will be dependent on always-up Internet connections to do daily activities for work and leisure.
Check out Cisco’s press release  for more information on its data.