Industry petabytes revealed

At a GPFS user group meeting in London, hosted by IBM, presenters surveyed attendees about the number of petabytes of storage they have, their daily usage (terabytes/day) and their number of admins. Though clearly not a huge pool, the group was large enough to provide some enlightening figures.

160531 Petqbytes blog table

According to those present, the industry average is about 0.5 PB per admin. Though the higher numbers shown here could be due to the fact many delegates were from research institutions, this still suggests that the average could actually be higher and perhaps rising.