Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Networking | DNS
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 12-29-2016, 01:39 PM   #1
CFu
Baseband Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 52
Question Will we run out of space?

With the intense frequency data is multiplying (e.g. by constant cloud backup in large companies, social media messages,..), is the cloud ever going to reach a limit?
I don't understand how the world can keep handling exabytes of information being backed up/created.

n.b.: the 'cloud' is to be referred to as the collective storage space of all servers in the world.

A few considerations:

Political:
- We don't want to keep polluting the world by using up the earth's resources.

Scientific:
- We will reach a thermodynamic limit for processing units. According to the article, that will be in 30-40 years. What then? We will resort to memcapacitor and meminductor? Other means?
__________________

__________________
CFu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2016, 02:00 PM   #2
BSOD
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: US
Posts: 963
Default Re: Will we run out of space?

Nope, I just add more NAS drives to the network. You can't run out of space for files because new space can be made.
We will however run out of physical space on the planet one day because it can't be made.
__________________
Technician is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:19 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0