Data Management Glossary
What is a zettabyte?
A zettabyte is a measure used to describe a computer or other device’s data storage capacity which equals a thousand exabytes, a billion terabytes, or a trillion gigabytes.
One zettabyte is the equivalent of 250 billion DVDs worth of data. In 2020, IDC reported that 59 zettabytes of data would be consumed over the course of the year, the majority of which data is unstructured data. By 2025, IDC says worldwide data will grow 61% to 175 zettabytes, with as much of the data residing in the cloud as in data centers. Read more about intelligent data management.
The 2022 State of Unstructured Data Management Report found that more than 50% of enterprise IT are managing at least 5 PB of data today.