, a software company specializing in virtualization of the data center, prides itself on offering a homogeneous system designed for the IT generalist.
(67.) A petabyte is 1 billion gigabytes; a yottabyte
is 1 billion petabytes.
(1) One Yottabyte
equals roughly "a septillion (1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000) pages of text." The National Security Agency estimates that it will need Yottabytes
of server space by 2015 (Bamford 2009).
The 1.5-million-square-foot Utah facility alone, which broke ground in January, will store data in the yottabyte
One can readily imagine peta-, exa-, or even yottabyte
sized personal storage devices.
Y is for "yottabyte
"--or a million trillion megabytes, a term likely to become more popular as online data and computer memories expand in coming years to fill that amount of storage space.
1,208,925,819,614,629,174,706,176 bytes (Approx 1,000 billion TBs)
Some experts talk about Exabytes, Zettabytes, and the ultimate Yottabyte
James Bamford, the chronicler of the untrammeled powers of the "Puzzle Palace,'' as he calls the NSA, wrote in Wired that the Utah tower of Babel might be able to store a yottabyte
. That is equal to a septillion bytes or about 500 quintillion pages of text.