What’s Bigger Than a Terabyte?

What To Call 1,000 Terabytes?

I recently listened to an episode of Science Friday on National Public Radio. The topic was “The Data Deluge” and featured discussion of how much data exists in the world today.

Ira Flatow and his guest Martin Hilbert noted that the amount of stored data in the world today is about 600,000,000 Terabytes. I remember hearing “gigabyte” for the first time in the 1980s. Then 10 years later, in 1997 EAR sold the first terabyte storage system for animation, audio and video storage in Arizona. At $225,000 was this a bargain? It was for it’s day!

Fast forward to 2011. The thought of multi-terabyte storage systems has become routine. But when will we move beyond terabytes to 1,000s of Terabytes? And what about the next generation of mass storage benchmarks? Below is a chart courtesy of Wikipedia.

The answer to our question “What unit of measurement is beyond terabytes?” Answer: Petabytes.  And 1,000 petabytes is an exabytes. There are approximately 600 exabytes of data in the world today.

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Wikipedia Chart

If Moore’s Law holds, we should have personal storage devices by 2026 that  store exabytes the way we store terabytes today!

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Terabyte System circa 1997, $225,000

Terabyte System circa 1997, $225,000

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Telestream Vantage  – Workflow Automation With Graphic UI

If you’re looking for a very flexible but friendly tool set to manage your workflow encoding and media distribution, we highly recommend Vantage by Telestream. Typical applications include:

  • Broadcast audio and video processing
  • Batch encoding into multiple formats
  • Routing of incoming and outgoing clip
  • Quality control processing

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Release of Update 3.0.4 for Vantage video transcoding and workflow automation software adds the following capabilities:

  • The ability to change the priority of actions within a job, using the SDK. Changing priority through the SDK may cause lower-priority encode actions to pause to allow higher-priority jobs to perform.
  • The ability to include carriage returns in the body of an email.

Telestream Vantage™ combines media capture, transcoding, clip management, analysis, QC, and metadata processing into one unified video workflow design and automation framework.  Vantage integrates with all the major broadcast servers, edit systems, streaming servers, cable VOD servers, SANs and virtually any network digital device in your facility to improve your video operations—without disrupting your video operations.

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Few projects have more challenges and rewards than recreating your workflow environment. Building a finely tuned system with the latest in technology and products can save operational time and dramatically increase the quality of your work. This article may help you understand the strategies for planning your upgrade or a new build for a professional audio or video creative work environment.

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Is Your Digital Business Ready?

By 2025 over half of all businesses will describe themselves as providing  “digital services” as their core products. All media companies need a strategy to manage this growth trend and video content is a huge factor. The largest content providers in the world know that web pages containing video content are 10 times more likely to get better page rankings. Website traffic skyrockets when dynamic media is delivered with each page view.

EAR can help provide you with the technology and resources to streamline your media resources for collaboration, automated workflow and media management and delivery. Starting on the path to a long term strategy for shared storage and archiving can be surprisingly affordable! With over 20 years of shared storage workflow expertise and 100+ best of breed manufacturers, we provide systems ranging from small workgroups to some of the world’s largest enterprise systems.

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EAR can also provide inexpensive large NAS storage buckets or larger customized systems for commercial, government or enterprise applications. Every full sized system can provide:

  • Premiere & Avid Asset Management
  • Optional AI Auto-tagging
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Vitalized On-premise or Cloud Services
  • Multi-channel or File Based Ingest
  • Archiving to Tape or Disk
  • Automated Workflow Including Encoding and Delivery
  • Real-time API Communication with Business Systems

All these features can turn your digital services into an end-to-end seamless workflow solution allowing rapid scaling or right-sizing your operations with changing business demands. Contact an EAR product specialist for complete details, system help and special pricing.

Let us set up a remote desktop demonstration with any of our high-performance shared storage, media asset management, archiving and backup or ingest and playout solutions. Get a free and quick system assessment today.

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