Data caps, the day of PCs is passing, petabytes will dominate film storage

by Kevin Kotecki – November 12, 2015

Everyone is talking Petabytes, Exabytes and Zettabytes. See what we've been reading this week in storage.

Comcast reportedly admits data caps aren't about fixing network congestion

A Comcast memo reportedly leaked online supports what many have long suspected: Comcast's data caps have nothing to do with network congestion. The Verge  examines the details of the leaked documents and what this could mean once video streaming in 4K becomes more central to home entertainment. 

Cisco: The day of PCs is passing

Cisco's new Global Cloud Index forecast revealed some intersting stats this past week, including:

  • 51 percent of stored data will move to non-PC devices by 2019
  • Annual global data center traffic wil hit 10.4ZB by the end of 2019; that's the equivalent of 16 million years' worth of music streaming

See more in The Register

The Petabyte will dominate film storage

The notion that petabytes will become too small for high-end digitial production in the M&E space doesn't come as a surprise to us at Igneous. But, per this article in Black Enterprise, there are some telling stats in Coughlin Associates' 2015 Digital Storage for Media and Entertainment Report:

  • Cloud storage for M&E will grow from 763PB in 2014 to 18,224PB in 2020
  • Over 60 Exabytes of new digital storage will be used for digital archiving and content conversion and preservation by 2020
Read more.