"A common element among all these markets is the use of this technology," notes
The World's Data is Doubling Every Two Years
Situation: Business and commercial users of connected devices will create and replicate 1.8 trillion gigabytes of data -- some 1.8 zettabytes -- this year alone. By 2020 this will exceed 21 zettabytes -- 21,000,000,000,000,000,000,000. A zettabyte is one trillion GBs.* Large amounts of data such as this are often referred to as Big Data.
Cloud computing via large data centers is viewed as one of the solutions to managing this big data. Global spending on cloud computing is expected to double between 2012 and 2016. The global cloud-computing market is estimated to be a
The largest data-centre class is benefiting from the rise of cloud computing. The cost of continuing to build data centres to accommodate the high growth of data has significantly increased costs for power, cooling, real estate and personnel. Additionally, due to the inability to fully utilize today's multi-core processing hardware solutions, inefficiency in processing data has increased. This includes servers and systems used at such facilities, which are built to service peak operations with redundant and mostly unused back-up servers.
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