Thursday, May 21, 2009

‘Digital Universe’ Now 487 Billion Gigabytes « Data Center Knowledge

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How much digital stuff are we creating? According to IDC, the global volume of digital content has reached 487 billion gigabytes - that’s 487 exabytes, for those who can get their heads around that large a number. It’s a lot of stuff.

  • Expressed numerically, it’s 487,000,000,000 gigabytes
  • If converted to paper, it could wrap the entire earth eight times over.
  • If that paper were stacked, the pile would stretch to Pluto and back 10 times

‘Digital Universe’ Now 487 Billion Gigabytes « Data Center Knowledge

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