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Global data demand is predicted to jump by 23.7% per year through to 2021 as consumers and businesses demand increasingly high-quality connectivity and on-demand entertainment.
According to Cisco research, the 1.2bn terabytes of data generated in 2016 will soar to 3.3bn by 2021. In other words, that’s 3.3 zettabytes.
Interestingly, US/Norwegian company Kolos has plans to build the world’s biggest data centre inside the Arctic Circle. Early estimates suggest it will cover 600,000 square metres, or about eight Buckingham Palaces stuck together.