Yes, it’s a geeky thing to celebrate but what can we say? We’re geeks. So, with that confession out of the way, what’s a petabyte of storage, let alone 2.5, and why is it a big deal?
A petabyte (PB) is 1015 bytes of data, 1,000 terabytes (TB) or 1,000,000 gigabytes (GB). That’s a lot of zeroes.
To store a single PB would take over 745 million floppy disks or 1.5 million CD-ROM discs, clearly not an efficient way to collect a petabyte of information. Luckily, we’ve invested in the state of the art server arrays to look after your data. Still can’t quite picture a petabyte in your head? How about this? Over 3.4 years of 24/7 Full HD video recording would be around 1 PB in size.
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