Posted by: Darren Bonawitz, principal of 1102 GRAND
Have you ever wondered where all of the data in the world is located, or how much data is available across the globe? Here is an article from www.thewhir.com which includes an infographic, breaking down the best and most impressive data storage facts.
I came a cross an intersting infographic (below) from Mozy that discusses the amount of data stored worldwide, there are a couple of intersting tidbits and conculsions that can be drawn for this.
- First there are 600 Exabytes of digital data stored worldwide and this number is doubling every three years. This means there will be a Zettabyte of digital data in the world within the next three years. Wow!
- Second, the United States and United Kingdom dominate the worldwide datacenter market with 100% of the 10 largest facilities located in these two countries.
- Finally, old technologies die hard; 11 percent of all data is still stored on tape. With this level of continued data growth, hosting and cloud computing will only become more pervasive.
Just a little data (about a lot of data) to get you thinking.