Monday, October 11, 2010

Autonomy's Private Cloud Grows to 17 Petabytes

Autonomy Corporation, which claims to be the world's largest private cloud, revealed that it now manages over 17 Petabytes of email, documents, and multimedia data on 6,500 servers on 8 data centers around the world. Seventeen Petabytes is equal to more than 11 times the size of the 10 billion photos on Facebook, or 226 years of HD video.

Verticals with rapid growth include hosted marketing applications and cloud-based legal collaboration. For instance, a marketing team can form a virtual chain with its network of design and advertising agencies, to securely collaborate on the development of rich media content. Legal teams can form a virtual private chain with their law firm partners, in order securely collaborate on relevant information for a particular investigation or case.