70 exabytes in Amazon’s S3 storage cloud?

It’s only two years old
In Anil Gupta’s blog there is a guesstimate that Amazon’s S3 cloud service already stores between 14 and 70 exabytes of data.
An exabyte, as a reminder, is 1,000 petabytes.

A petabyte, as a remind… is 1,000 terabytes.
A terabyte, as a …. is 1,000 gigabytes.
A gigabyte ….. 1,000 megabytes.

So 70EB is 70 billion gigabytes. If true, that’s an astonishing total. S3 is just a mewling and, sometimes, puking infant. What’s it going to be storing a few more years time?


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