Unit prefixes


On a low-level we work with bytes. Representing bytes to a human isn’t practical, therefor a unit prefix has to be used to make it better understandable. It also helps in various different aspects like product description, marketing, invoices and other places where a human reads it and wants to understand it.


There are two well-known unit prefixes we could use:


We use binary prefixes.


  • In IT binary prefixes are representing the correct data.

  • OpenShift uses binary prefixes by default in their Web console.