All Tech Field Day Podcast

Flash Memory Won’t Replace Disk Drives, Let Alone Tape

Flash maybe the shiny new toy that enterprises are beguiled with, but it’d be wrong to prophesy that flash would put older technologies like disk and tape out of business. In this episode of On-Premise IT Podcast, host Stephen Foskett talks with guests from the IT world – Jim Czuprynski, Richard Kenyan, and Ray Lucchesi about the growing prominence of solid state drives and what it means for disk and tape. Learn how the older storage media are keeping pace with the meteoric rise of flash, and if there will come a time when these older options will fall out of favor.

On-Premises for Today’s Podcast:


Jim Czuprynski

Ray Lucchesi

Richard Kenyan


Stephen Foskett

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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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