Data scientists predict that data volume will double every two years. But, that may not include all the data coming in from IoT devices and the rapid adoption of smartphones, globally. Some predictions put raw data numbers in excess of 44 zettabytes by 2020. Over the past two years, 90 percent of data has been generated. Here’s a glimpse at just a few statistics that shed some light on data.

Data Doubles Every 2 Years

Consumer use of data is just a small fraction of the current load, and it alone accounts for some amazing numbers. Consider this from Internet Live Stats:

  • Nearly 2 billion websites are active and available.
  • More than 3 billion daily searches crawl the web.
  • 2.7 million emails are sent every second.
  • Nearly 52,000 photos are posted on Instagram every hour of the day.
  • 60,581 GB of Internet traffic occur every second.

That’s a lot of data moving around, and the load is only expected to grow.

What’s Driving Data Growth?

Three essential factors are behind this incredible increase in the amount of data used, stored, collected, and analyzed-smartphone adoption, AI and machine learning technologies, and the spread of IoT devices. Business data use is particularly tied to growth in AI and IoT devices, with data storage needed for training and AI and collecting information from all of the disparate devices that make up the IoT. A recent report by Gartner concludes that by 2020:

  • Economic viability will affect 30 percent of data centers that fail to apply AI support to enterprise businesses.
  • 90 percent of serverless deployments will not involve I$O organizations for general use.
  • 50 percent of Mode 1 workloads will be using n-tier bimodal systems and 80 percent of Mode 2 workloads will also use n-tier bimodal designs.
  • Enterprise use of mission-critical, containerized cloud-native apps will rise from 5 to 50 percent.

As businesses move toward AI applications and develop increasingly complex systems run from the cloud, the burden on data centers will only increase. This will naturally lead to denser racks and the need for higher efficiency cooling solutions.

Aligned Energy offers unique cooling solutions designed to meet the needs of the next generation of data centers. By designing for tomorrow, using modular cooling that can be deployed as needed, these cooling options help control the rising costs of cooling that go hand-in-hand with exponential increases in business data.