Internet Running Out of Space?


Posted November 20, 2007 - By Brian Leahy

This darn online video revolution could destroy the internet. A study predicts that the nets will run out of space in two years.

The solution isn't as simple as buying a few external hard drives. They are calling for an investment of $137 billion to increase the capacity of the net.

"Our findings indicate that although core fiber and switching/routing resources will scale nicely to support virtually any conceivable user demand, Internet access infrastructure, specifically in North America, will likely cease to be adequate for supporting demand within the next three to five years."

According to the study, internets users will create 161 exabytes of data this year. Never heard that word? Here's what it means: 1.1 billion gigabytes. That's 50,000 years of DVD video.

So do us a favor, think of the future, and stop all that downloadin'.

Yahoo News: Study: Internet could run out of capacity in two years

Internet Running Out of Space?


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