Perhaps the silver lining in this is that of all this data 75% is a copy of something else. Thus, the data de-duplication (software to logically manage the removal of duplicate data) market is poised to take off...
Friday, May 7, 2010
The Age of the Zetabyte: That's a Lot of Data
Ever wonder what comes after a Gigabyte, it is a Petabyte (a million gigabytes). But what comes after a Petabyte? The answer is a Zettabyte, roughly a million Petabytes. IDC recently recently published a study about the growth and size of data. It is estimated that the digital universe will eclipse 1 Zettabyte in 2010. That is a lot of data. Naturally this has many implications from how to search, how to classify, how to backup, and how to secure all this data.