29 6 / 2012
The IT research and advisory firm, Gartner said that the consumers will be motivated to store 33% of their data on Cloud because of their desire to access and share content from various devices. The research firm said that the content stored in Cloud may go up to 36% by 2016 which was merely 7% in 2011. This shows an intense upward movement in the choice of users for storing their data on the Cloud.
Cloud computing is a fast developing technology that offers companies to use software, applications, hardware and various other services and pay for them on the basis of use. Companies previously enjoyed these facilities without setting up their own IT infrastructure. This in turn saved a lot of money for them. The share of Cloud storage is expected to grow because the trend of using smartphones and tablets is increasing. Such usage requires more digital space to store photos and videos.
Referring to its study, Gartner predicted that the requirement of the digital storage which was 329 exabytes in 2011 will grow upto 4.1 zettabytes in 2016. This digital space requirement will be used for digital content stored in smartphones, tablets, network attached storage (NAS), hard-disk drives (HDDs) and cloud repositories.