Stephen Foskett of the Pack Rat blog writes:
All three of the array-scaling approaches I discussed last week preserve traditional client protocols for connectivity, an admirable goal to be sure. But the inflexibility of these protocols holds the storage industry back, often requiring extreme efforts to achieve simple goals like continuous availability. Attempts to evolve protocols to be more flexible have met with a great deal of resistance, but this hasn’t stopped companies from trying new concepts.
Stephen has a great piece on the difficulties of scaling storage and how three companies from Storage Field Day 4 are doing it today.
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