"Exabyte Asia Pacific (Nasdaq: EXBT), a performance leader in
network backup systems, today announced the compatibility of its
new 430 Mammoth 2 (M2) Library to Donovan System's server
co-location solutions offering at Internet Business 2000 (IBEX
2000). This translates to quick and reliable data storage and
retrieval on the Linux server platform."
"According to a recent report from Computer Times, demand for
storage space and bandwidth is increasing rapidly. It is estimated
that the average company's data storage needs double very 90 days
and in the past year, the total amount of enterprise storage
shipments doubled from around 700,000 terabytes to more than 1.4
million. Additionally more than three million petabytes of combined
storage space will be shipped to consumers, corporations,
manufacturers and resellers by 2001."
"To understand the gargantuan proportions of the amount of data
to be stored and shipped, 1 petabyte is equal to 1 x 1015 bytes,
which is equivalent to 20 million four-drawer cabinets full of
text. Thus, 3 million petabytes is equal to a mind-boggling 60
trillion (6 x 1013) four-drawer cabinets full of text."