Get ready for a data storage crisis by 2025

Scientists at Aston University are predicting a data deluge by the year 2025 that will pave the way to storage crisis later. The researchers are worried that there would be an increase of 300% in the generation of data that would cause a global data storage crisis, provided it is dealt scientifically now.

Aston University data scientists argue that cloud platforms will become full in the next 2-3 years, leaving the humans find for ways to support the storage tech in coming years. They have come up with a solution by developing a new storage media in the size of just 5 nanometers in width.

Dr. Matt Dery involved and leading the project released a statement yesterday saying new data center development isn’t the solution for storage crunch at all. Already such server farms are using around 2% of world electricity on yearly basis.

So, the only way is to develop a new tech that can be integrated in to the resources and can fulfill the needs with the same amount of electricity percentage intake.

According to International Data Corporation (IDC) the digital lifestyle of the world seems to be a never-ending expansion and estimates are in that the world will require approximately 180Zetta Bytes (ZB) holding media, up from just 43ZB in the year 2019.

So, all you tape, HDD, SDD and other bulk storage media manufactures there seems to be a huge business opportunity ahead, provided you can develop a tech that can keep all the information secure enough and away from prying eyes like hackers and state funded threat actors.


Naveen Goud
Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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