Infographic: Just How Big Is A Zettabyte?


For those of us long accustomed to using terms such as “kilobytes”, “megabytes”, “gigabytes” and “terabytes”, the idea of a “zettabyte” may appear to be a distant concept that will only come into fruition many years from now.

But according to a 2012 report by Cisco Systems, global Internet traffic is expected to reach a staggering 1.3 zettabytes annually by 2016 – making the level of monthly Internet traffic four times what was already seen in 2011.

Check out this infographic by, which details just how much data a zettabyte consists of, putting it into context with current data storage capabilities and usage.

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