If I told you that one of the biggest data centers in the world was 6.3 million sq. ft, you’d probably say, “That sounds big.” But if I told you it was the equivalent of nearly 110 football pitches, you’d say, “Wow, that’s enormous!”
The data era is well and truly upon us. Here are some other gems from IDC:
- 90 ZBs of data will be created on IoT devices by 2025.
- 49% of data will be in public cloud environments.
- Nearly 30% of the data generated will be consumed in real time by 2025.
Time to hit the emergency button?
Should these figures be a warning? Sometimes it’s hard to know. They sound so crazy, we think we won’t cope. Yet, this data explosion is possibly the greatest opportunity humankind has ever had.
Among those ZBs is data that could unlock cures for some of the world’s most serious diseases and most pressing climate problems. On a smaller scale, among those zettabytes could be the answer to an unprofitable company becoming a profitable one and a dissatisfied, unproductive employee becoming a productive one who looks forward to work and developing his or her career.
Take it easy—one step at a time
Transformation starts with modernizing the data centre. Next, enabling integration with private and public clouds, while also being able to process and store data at the network edge. At the same time, it’s also building applications that can access the data that’s going to open the exciting possibilities sitting there. Fantastic. Feels like job done.
- 81% of the workforce engages in work outside of the office.
- 76% work in two or more places regularly
Digital transformation is going on all around us, not just in the office. And we need to account for that with an increasingly broad range of technologies. Simplifying that transformation process is going to be key for all of us, as will be working with experts to guide us along the journey.
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