What does a petabyte of data look like?
Today I saw my first petabyte system. A SAN composed of multiple cabinets, each one with 225 disks of 360GB each. Wow. Even more impressive was the size of it all - it could easily fit into the kitchen of my tiny Manhattan apartment.
Any bets how long it will take until we all have petabytes sitting on our desktops? 3 years? 5? 10?