Global Digital Data Volume

Global Digital Data Volume

Proof Point

Volume of global digital data created expected to grow 35% annually from 4.4 to 163 zettabytes by 2025

Global Digital Data Volume

2013 – 2025F (zettabytes)

Proof Point Findings

  • Digital Data Definition – Content created, replicated and consumed using various devices (e.g. mobile phones, smart appliances, CCTVs, traffic systems, etc.) in different formats (e.g. videos, images, texts, and databases)
  • Volume Growth – Global digital data expected to increase 10x from 16 zettabytes in 2016 to 163 zettabytes in 2025, growing 35% annually since 2013
  • Projected Connection – Average person in 2025 expected to interact with connected device every 18 seconds, nearly 4,800 times daily
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include increasing penetration rate of network-connected mobile devices, particularly in emerging markets, and proliferation of Internet-of-Things systems and devices





Date Last Updated

October 18, 2018

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