Hard drives simply can't meet the intense performance demands of cloud apps, claims Dave...

|By:, SA News Editor

Hard drives simply can't meet the intense performance demands of cloud apps, claims Dave Rosenberg, the CEO of a cloud management software firm. Only flash memory is up to the task, in his view, even if costs remain a concern. Fusion-io's (FIO) flash modules help run cloud apps for Apple and Salesforce.com; flash vendors OCZ, STEC, and SNDK are also targeting this space. (previously)