How Much Information Will 400 Petabyte Storage System Hold?

One of the things I like to keep my eye on is the total amount of InfiniBox usable storage capacity we have shipped to our clients around the world. I find it to be an interesting metric to follow because not only does it represent the sum total of new clients we’ve recently welcomed into the INFINIDAT family such as Houston Methodist Hospital, Whipcord, Sizemek, Menor Mivtachim, Ofek Technologies, Bezeq International, and Colmobil Corporation, but it also represents the strength of our existing client base, many of whom have chosen to expand their storage footprint with INFINIDAT. 

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INFINIDAT recently announced that we’ve now shipped over 400 petabytes of usable storage globally, and that got me thinking about the immense amount of information that could be stored with that kind of capacity. To wrap my head around that crazy amount of information, I’ve visualized it as the following infographic which you can also download here as a PDF.

HowMuchInformationCanIFitin400PB - FINAL

About Brett P. Cooper
Brett P. Cooper is a Senior Director at INFINIDAT where he helps increase sales productivity as the lead for Sales Enablement.  Brett has over 20 years of experience in enterprise storage with leading providers including VERITAS, NetApp, IBM, and Hitachi Data Systems.  Throughout Brett’s experience he has held numerous positions including Product Management, Marketing, Sales, and Technical positions.  While at VERITAS Software, Brett helped develop and deliver the industry’s first SAN management solution — helping Brocade to deliver their first in-band management service on their Fibre Channel switches.  At NetApp, Brett was responsible for the development and delivery of the company’s block based unified storage solution resulting in a patent being granted for multi-protocol access to a unified storage system.  Additionally, Brett has been an analyst for the enterprise storage market at Taneja Group.

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