"Our memories define our past and enable the accumulation
of capability that drives our technological civilization.
The major business of our age is to pass accumulated
experiences, beliefs, and observations to future generations.
Data storage is how we will pass on this legacy. The
future is storage-centric, stored data is the heart
of a modern network."
Some Storage Trends:
2014 the average US household will have about 12
Terabytes of content stored and over 900 exabytes of
storage products will be produced in a year for the
consumer electronics industry
10 years we may see digital movie projects requiring an
exabyte pf raw content.
2015 personal content will greatly exceed commercial
content and sharing of this content will multiple
enormously total storage requirements
Digital storage demand is
extremely elastic, it cannot be saturated and is
bounded only by budget and management capacity.
revenues for HDDs shipments are expected to
reach $33 billion in 2013, down about 12% from
$37.8 billion in 2012. This corresponds to
a 2013 unit shipment forecast of 552 million
compared to 577 million units in 2012 and 624
million units in 2011. The estimated 2013
market shares are about 40-45% each for Seagate
and Western Digital and 13-16% for Toshiba (May
2013 Digital Storage Technology Newsletter).
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