Oct 31, 2018
Earlier this year, space scientists discovered that the universe is expanding faster than they originally thought based on findings from the Hubble Space Telescope. This special telescope measures the distance to other galaxies by evaluating a type of star that dims and brightens in a foreseeable pattern. It’s important to know that galaxies are moving farther away from our own at an accelerating pace because in a few trillion years, this could lead to a dangerous cooling of the universe as well as stars running out of fuel. Thank goodness that’s a long way off and there’s plenty of time to prepare.
Something else expanding at an alarming rate is data; the content we all generate and consume online is accelerating more rapidly than ever before. By the time 2020 rolls around, people online will create around 1.7 megabytes of new data every second, each day. Add to that the 44 zettabytes (44 trillion gigabytes) of data that will already exist in the digital universe by then, and we’re talking about an expansion rate that could rival that of the universe – in theory, that is.
Fortunately, there’s plenty of data space available in the cloud. Cloud archiving company ZL Technologies, for example – which started out two decades ago as an email security company – archives all those gigabytes of data into cloud environments backed up and secured by Sungard Availability Services (“Sungard AS”).
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