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

Integration & Design Build Guide (2 of 2)

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Continued Part 2 of 2 (read part 1 of 1)

New, But Not Beta. As an investment, buying the latest generation in technology is the best way to insure a long life cycle for your purchase. If you’re building a system, the safest way to integrate is to include equipment of the current generation, but not version 1.0 if possible. Many upgrade projects stop dead in their tracks waiting for just one component to get a stable software release or a firmware patch. An example would be choosing a file format that has great advantages but is too new to know if it will be widely supported before the next generation replaces it. The best option would be to build around proven standards and design a way to migrate to newer formats into your system.

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Workflow Automation With Graphic UI

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

Contact one of EAR’s product specialists today for complete details and special pricing. EAR has delivered large enterprise systems nationally and can demonstrate how we can Request a Demoimprove your workflow speed, product quality and save you time & money. Call 800-473-6914 today for details of request a demo.

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.

Integration & Design Build Guide (1 of 2)

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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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Contact us today for more details about Panasonic products and over 300 other professional audio and video manufacturers 800-473-6914.al promotion enables end users to spread out the cost of acquiring Panasonic products over 24 months, avoiding larger up-front costs.