3PAR ASIC—Two-edged Sword?

Nigel Poulton comments at Technical Deep Dive:

Seriously, I thought the uber-modern architecture of 3PAR was supposed to make adding innovative technologies easier. Could it actually be that the architecture of the box is hindering the adoption of important technologies like flash as a cache! I mean seriously, how long does it take to catch-up to a 20 year old legacy technology like VNX?

Howard suggested that the problem might lie with the 3PAR ASIC.

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Stephen Foskett

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