THE WORLD HAS AN APPETITE FOR DATA AND WE WANT IT NOW
May 8th 2018
Let's consider the world’s appetite for immediately accessible data. Each minute, people access over 4 million videos on YouTube and receive over 3.5 million search results from Google. And our appetite continues to grow. The question becomes how much data will be generated and where will it be stored? Data Centers like CanShield Data Center in Kamloops BC, are responding to increased demand for processing and data storage capacity that accompany the swiftly growing industrial and consumer-driven technologies.
It is expected that by 2021, over 4.5 billion internet users globally will operate 27 billion networked devices. The Internet of Things (IoT),for example, speaks to web connectivity that adds smart functionality to everyday things, such as watches, fit bits, household appliances, electrical and security components, and even our clothes. IoT-enabled devices are becoming significant drivers of consumer data accumulation.
Industry predictions point towards an eventual slowing of data center capacity, because it will simply not be possible to store the vast amounts of data generated. And businesses may not be as reliant on long-term storage of data, instead relying on real-time information. So far, however, demand for data center storage is still growing strongly.