EMC's Mark Lewis posted another thoughtful "blog episode", outlining five predictions he has for the next few years. I don't really agree with him much more than I did the last time, but it's an interesting read nonetheless! … [Read more...] about Thoughts on Mark Lewis’ Future Storage
I will begin my overview of the specialized hard drive market with the ubiquitous desktop disk drive. While just about any drive could be used in a desktop computer, the class is generally defined by what it lacks - compact size, power efficiency, exotic interfaces, special drive features, and high performance are all generally not required. My survey did reveal a … [Read more...] about Specialized Desktop Hard Drives
Sure, hybrid drives are going nowhere fast in enterprise storage. But what about solid state disk technology? It's been "almost there" for decades - anyone remember EMC's solid-state Orion Atom (or was it Adam) array? Now a handful of storage players are talking about SSD's again, including some respectable names like LSI and Xiotech and some lesser-known outfits like Solid … [Read more...] about Wherefore Art Thou, Solid State Disks?