Jan. 7, 2021

Every day the world generates more and more information which has to be stored and processed. Institutions analysing the global IT market, such as Cisco Systems mentioned above or IDS, forecast that the amount of digital data in the world will reach the level of about 45 zettabytes this year. The persistent variability of the market, its demands and working methods leads to a significant data increase, which is reflected in the growing need to access scalable, flexible, and economically justified enfironments to store and process these data. The impact of the COVID-19-related threats is not unimportant. The current pandemic situation has reinforced the digital data generation tendencies in a way not seen for many years. These phenomena affect the field of logistics too. Today, nobody in the field doubts the need to access digital platforms and tools which supports, and sometimes outright enable, carrying out the business.

According to the estimates by Cisco Systems experts, 175 zettabytes of data will be produced by the end of 2025. The dramatic increase in the amount of data is best illustrated by the fact, that we reached the first zettabyte (trillion gigabytes) of data just a few years a go, in 2016. Interestingly, 90% of these data are not created by people at all, but by machines connected to the Internet of things. We're talking to Jacek Mayer, Head of the Innovations and Development Department about where and how to store these – often sensitive – data. Logistyka 6/2020: Can a cloud support logistics?

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