Why Video and Image Data is at the “Core” of the Global Datasphere

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A recently published IDC blog, “How You Contribute to Today’s Growing DataSphere and Its Enterprise Impact,” talks about the global datasphere and the impact on the enterprise. In his blog, IDC’s David Reinsel discusses how the number of connected devices and the growing Internet of Things (IoT) are contributing to massive data growth. He talks about a recent IDC study that analyzes where data is coming from (surveillance cameras are the #1 source of data), and where all this data is going.

Our mission here at Quantum is to be the leader in video and image data infrastructure, and this IDC DataSphere study intersects our strategy in a few ways:

First, it reinforces how video and “video-like” data (such as high-resolution images generated by machines on a manufacturing floor) make up the largest majority of the global datasphere. Whether this data is generated by machines like surveillance cameras, movie cameras, or by consumer devices, like smartphones – the common thread is that most of the data being generated is video and imagery.

In fact, Reinsel notes how most of the “edge” data is being generated by consumer devices with most of it being video and images. Anyone with a smartphone can attest that video and image data consumes most of the storage on their device.

Second, in terms of where this data goes, most of it ends up in what IDC calls “the core” – i.e. cloud datacenters where this data is copied or backed up, and where it needs to be stored forever. Quantum excels at both the high-speed processing of video and image data, as well as the long-term storage of video and image data, whether on-premise or in-the-cloud.

Here at Quantum, we’re helping businesses be prepared in this data-driven world with solutions that help manage, store, and protect the massive amounts of data they create. Visit our Solutions page to learn more about our secure, reliable data management solutions for video and image data.    

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