Next year there’s going to be more data shared over the Internet than ever before, in pretty epic proportions. To give you an idea, it would take five years to watch the amount of video that will cross global networks every second in 2015.

2015 is being called the dawn of the zettabyte era by Cisco, a company that manufactures networking equipment. A zettabyte is 1000 exabytes (which is 1000 petabytes, which is 1000 terabytes, which is 1000 gigabytes). To put it in other terms, a zettabyte is the equivalent of 250 billion DVDs, or the same volume of the Great Wall of China. Cisco reckons annual global IP traffic will reach the zettabyte threshold by the end of 2015. It’s all pretty mind blowing to comprehend, right? Here’s a fascinating infographic to give you more insight into this incredible world of data sharing.


The Internet in 2015 infographic