October 18, 2010 – Autonomy Corp. has announced that its private cloud computing platform has reached a new data processing milestone of 17 petabytes of e-mail, multimedia data, and documents stored on 6,500 servers on 8 data centers spread around the world. For the record, one petabyte is equal to 1,024 terabytes. Petabytes are used to measure the storage space of multiple hard drives.

This story was brought to our attention in infoTECH Spotlight’s article, “Autonomy Private Cloud, New Data Processing Milestone.” Basically, 17,408 terabytes of storage space is equivalent to 11 times the size of 10 billion photos or 226 years of HHD video on Facebook. The private clouds are hosted in state-of-the-art high security data centers, which are under 24/7 surveillance, with multiple firewalls and virus protection. These clouds are fully qualified to support the performance and increasing volume requirements.

Melody K. Smith

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