The monolithic storage array used to be the standard of storage, but it’s time has come and gone… or has it? The roundtable discusses what specifically we mean when we talk about storage arrays, why they are increasingly irrelevant, and if their decline is permanent, or a temporary reaction to recent IT trends.
We’ve seen OS and chipmakers respond to the Meltdown and Spectre flaws with patches since the rampant speculation last week. What remains unanswered is how these patches will specifically impact performance on storage arrays and HCI systems. Chris Evans runs down what we do know, and some of the initial company responses.
I always thought increasing hard drive capacity was an unequivocally good thing. Maybe it’s just my consumer focused naïveté, but I never thought there could be much of a downside of constantly increasing drive size. More storage is just better, right? Well not when you’re worried about failure. Enrico Signoretti lays out the issue with […]
As if it wasn’t obvious already that SSD is the most controversial topic in enterprise storage, here’s Howard Marks and Robin Harris with a great back-and-forth about array architecture. We can’t wait to read the continuing exchange!