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We Have Reached the End of the SSD Era

The enterprise storage industry has passed from the hard disk era through hybrid to all-flash, but what comes next? In this sponsored episode, Moshe Twitto of Pliops joins Enrico Signoretti, Chris Evans, and Stephen Foskett to discuss the end of the SSD era. Considering the durability issues of NAND flash, the limited value add of most SSDs, and the emergence of disaggregated infrastructure, the industry is on the cusp of a radical transformation. While disks and flash SSDs will still exist, these will have less relevance architecturally as intelligence moves closer to the storage media. The next architectural step is to develop flexible solid state key-value store devices rather than continuing with block storage.

On-Premises for Today’s Roundtable:


Chris Evans

Enrico Signoretti

Pliops Participant

Moshe Twitto, CTO and Founder at Pliops. Connect with Moshe on LinkedIn.


Stephen Foskett



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About the author

Stephen Foskett

Stephen Foskett is an active participant in the world of enterprise information technology, currently focusing on enterprise storage, server virtualization, networking, and cloud computing. He organizes the popular Tech Field Day event series for Gestalt IT and runs Foskett Services. A long-time voice in the storage industry, Stephen has authored numerous articles for industry publications, and is a popular presenter at industry events. He can be found online at,, and on Twitter at @SFoskett.

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