The amount of personal and business data being uploaded into the digital universe continues to expand at a staggering rate; a recent study by IDC estimated that the total amount of digital data will reach 40 ZB by 2020.
What is a zettabyte? If a kilobyte (kB) is nominally 1000 bytes, a zettabyte is 1 000 000 000 000 000 000 000 bytes. Or 10007 bytes. Or 1021 bytes. You get the idea. Either way you look at it, that’s a lot of cat pictures on Instagram, and a lot of critical data that will needs protection.
With new privacy regulations, increasingly complex cyberattacks, and the adoption of cloud-based disaster recover strategies, we can expect to see some big changes in how we approach data protection in 2019.