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How storage is changing in the age of big data

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Anthony Sullivan
May 22, 2016 22:00
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Many of us never pause to consider what that means, but data is growing exponentially — with no end in sight.

There are already more than a billion cellphones in the world, emitting 18 exabytes 1 billion gigabytes of data every month.

And while interesting advances are being made in data storage on DNA molecules, for now, realistic data storage options are still a little less sci-fi sounding.

Here are four viable solutions to our storage capacity woes.

The hybrid cloud

We all understand the concept of the cloud.

The refrigerator-sized box can store up to 16 petabytes of data, and co-founder John Hayes believes that amount can be doubled by 2017.

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