New breed of storage providers hopes garbage trucks need big data, too

As the Internet of Things and Machine Learning pushes data needs to the limit, where will all the data live?

If a few years ago it seemed like cavernous hard disks might finally outpace the demand for places to put all our data, the tables have since turned — and a new breed of storage startups hopes to help your business buy some room to grow.

According to IDC, the global demand for storage was 4.4 zettabytes in 2013 — but that demand is projected to skyrocket to 44 zettabytes by 2020.

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