What comes after a Yottabyte?

What comes after 1 Yottabyte? Well, there have been some proposals put forward for the following, and apparently a decision should have been made this year in order to finalize these terms:

1024 Bytes = 1 Kilobyte

1024 Kilobytes = 1 Megabyte

1024 Megabytes = 1 Gigabyte

1024 Gigabytes = 1 Terabyte

1024 Terabytes = 1 Petabyte

1024 Petabytes = 1 Exabyte

1024 Exabytes = 1 Zettabyte

1024 Zettabyte = 1 Yottabyte

What comes after 1 Yottabyte? Well, there have been some proposals put forward for the following, and apparently a decision should have been made this year in order to finalize these terms:

1024 Yottabytes = 1 Brontobyte

1024 Brontobytes = 1 Geobyte

1024 Geobytes = 1 Zotzabyte

According to CSIRO, in the next decade, astronomers expect to be processing 10 petabytes of data every hour from the Square Kilometre Array telescope. The telescope is expected to generate around 1 exabyte of data every four days. According to Cisco, annual global IP traffic for 2013 is estimated to be around 667 exabytes. With augmented reality on its way and a number of other exciting things, I’m estimating global IP traffic to be around a couple 100 Zotzabytes by 2018.

Author: NickDuncan

Nick is the owner of Code Cabin, founder of WP Google Maps, WP Live Chat Support, and Sola Plugins,

3 thoughts on “What comes after a Yottabyte?”

  1. so in the matrix, one human being would need about 680 brontobytes of storage just for him/herself… too much info….

  2. I’ve heard otherwise about what comes after a¬†yottabyte, apparently it is a xonabyte. Based on ancient alphabet like ancient greek alphabet. Here is the list I found.
    10^1 deka da
    10^2 hecto h
    10^3 kilo k
    10^6 mega M
    10^9 giga G
    10^12 tera T
    10^15 peta P
    10^18 exa E
    10^21 zetta Z
    10^24 yotta Y
    10^27 xona X
    10^30 weka W
    10^33 vunda V
    10^36 uda U
    10^39 treda TD
    10^42 sorta S
    10^45 rinta R
    10^48 quexa Q
    10^51 pepta PP
    10^54 ocha O
    10^57 nena N
    10^60 minga MI
    10^63 luma L

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