Desktops, laptops, smartphones, tablets, and every other data transmitting device did just about everything they could on the internet last year – and the numbers support it. According to Kirk Skaugen, Vice President of Intel’s Architecture Group, there was more data transferred over the internet in 2010, than all the previous years combined. During the Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco, Skaugen noted that “there are currently 4 billion connected devices around the world, Intel expects that number to increase to 15 billion by 2015 and 50 billion by 2020.”
That’s a tremendous amount of load, and Skaugen points out that cheaper server equipment and less complex equipment is needed to correct the potential problem. Check out the 15 minute video below, and let us know what you think!
More videos and more photos were just uploaded. Can you imagine what the number for 2011 will be? Whew!