Volume of data is growing explosively. Think about your storage!

The amount of data is growing exponentially. In 2019, according to IT research firm IDC, we had about 40 zettabytes (ZB), or 40 billion terabytes. You read that correctly: 40 billion. The prediction is that by 2025 we will have grown to 175 zettabytes. That is estimated to be as many bits as grains of sand on the earth. Or if you were to burn all this data onto DVDs and then stack the DVDs, you could go to the moon 23 times.


Left or right, 175 zettabytes is a huge amount of data and it is expected that there will be problems making the capacity available in the foreseeable future. Now there is plenty of storage available from cloud providers and storage services, for example, but at some point this storage will become scarce and therefore expensive. That justifies research into a variety of other forms of storage. However, that is still a long way off. Until these new technologies are developed and launched, the price of storage will rise.

Rising prices

The purchase of storage hardware will become more expensive, but more importantly, cloud services will also become more expensive. After all, they too must buy storage and make it available. As an organization, the key is to handle this scarcity well and store data intelligently. You do this, for example, by not betting on one horse: stay flexible, even given the costs. We additionally see that smaller cloud providers are struggling at this time. This is because the larger cloud services want to bring in customers now, even though they earn nothing (or even make a loss) on the cloud storage component. It is a long-term vision.

And then this

Those who purchase Silent Bricks now are assured of a stable price for data storage for at least the next decade. Not to mention the other benefits. Silent Bricks also have no subscription fees, for example. To this is added the next, almost philosophical question: who is going to make this 175 ZB for storage? And where will they be soon? This is particularly important for the medical sector, where the growth in data is greatest. All kinds of aspects such as privacy then play an essential role in the choice of good data storage.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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