Become a fan of Slashdot on Facebook

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
DEAL: For $25 - Add A Second Phone Number To Your Smartphone for life! Use promo code SLASHDOT25. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! ×
Data Storage

Submission + - 'Digital Universe' Enters the Zettabyte Era (datacenterknowledge.com) 1

miller60 writes: In 2010 the volume of digital information created and duplicated in a year will reach 1.2 zettabytes, according to new data from IDC and EMC. The annual Digital Universe report is an effort to visualize the enormous amount of data being generated by our increasingly digital lives. The report's big numbers — a zettabyte is roughly a million petabytes — pose interesting questions about how the IT community will store and manage this firehose of data. Perhaps the biggest challenge isn't how much data we're creating — it's all the copies of it. Seventy five percent of all the data in the 'Digital Universe' is a copy, according to IDC. See additional analysis from TG Daily, The Guardian and Search Storage.
This discussion was created for logged-in users only, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

'Digital Universe' Enters the Zettabyte Era

Comments Filter:

You can observe a lot just by watching. -- Yogi Berra

Working...