Cisco says Internet traffic to grow to 1.4 zettabytes by 2017; Overture asks whether OpenFlow can scale

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> Cisco estimates that Internet traffic will grow threefold between 2012 and 2017 to reach an annual run rate of 1.4 zettabytes. Article

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> Consumer electronics companies and cable technology vendors are preparing devices and services for the cable industry that incorporate the features found in in streaming media devices like the Roku and Apple TV. Article

And finally … Bob Lynch, a software architect at Overture, asks if OpenFlow can scale. Article