Storage Needs Will Grow to Quadrillions

According to Steve Duplessie of Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc., an analyst firm based in Milford, Mass., private companies will need 27,000 petabytes of storage space within two years. Much of the demand is due to the need to store burgeoning numbers of e-mail.

(A petabyte is a quadrillion, or a million-billion bytes. To understand the size of a petabyte, Wikipedia notes that Microsoft stores on 900 servers a total of approximately 14 petabytes, mostly imagery for its digital model planet, Virtual Earth.)

According to a report in the New York Times, the University of Pittsburgh sends and receives more than 30 million e-mails per month, compared to 17 million per month last year.

Another factor driving the need for increased storage space is the boom in large CAD files, cloned files, and the adoption of virtualization technology.

Duplessie’s report is available for downloading at the Website www.enterprisestrategygroup.com/_documents/NewsEvent/News Event443.pdf.  People on the move  

According to Steve Duplessie of Enterprise Strategy Group, Inc., an analyst firm based in Milford, Mass., private companies will need 27,000 petabytes of storage space within two years. Much of the demand is due to the need to store burgeoning numbers of e-mail.

(A petabyte is a quadrillion, or a million-billion bytes. To understand the size of a petabyte, Wikipedia notes that Microsoft stores on 900 servers a total of approximately 14 petabytes, mostly imagery for its digital model planet, Virtual Earth.)

According to a report in the New York Times, the University of Pittsburgh sends and receives more than 30 million e-mails per month, compared to 17 million per month last year.

Another factor driving the need for increased storage space is the boom in large CAD files, cloned files, and the adoption of virtualization technology.

Duplessie’s report is available for downloading at the Website www.enterprisestrategygroup.com/_documents/NewsEvent/News Event443.pdf.  People on the move  

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