LSI AIS 2012 - The keynote from LSI CEO Abhi Talwalkar today focused on the data deluge that is currently overwhelming system administrators in some of the world's largest datacenters. This onslaught of data is being driven primarily by the explosion of mobile devices and social media. With users increasingly turning to the 'cloud' to store and share their data, the flood of information being stored in the datacenter is becoming overwhelming.
This data deluge is leading to new and exciting technologies on the storage front to handle the load. As noted on the banner behind the CEO, more data equals more opportunity for those in the data storage business.
This chart puts things in perspective. In 3 minutes alone there were over 183,423 (or 18 years) hours of video downloaded, 3.9 million YouTube views and 18 million Facebook views. YouTube views on mobile devices was up a staggering 300% last year alone, and the year over year growth for mobile usage is intended to multiply further this year. The increase in mobile bandwidth, with 4G and faster connections becoming prevalent, is placing the focus increasingly upon service providers to deliver better latency to serve customers faster.