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  • Will Flash Memory Spell The End Of The Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Industry?  [View article]
    Misses the mark just the bit. Although there is greater demand for storage that can't be provided by flash alone, what we're going to see is the rapid disappearance of the high spinning disk (15k and 10k). Smart software will make most storage arrays hybrid flash arrays with SSD and SATA. Very smart software will use inline deduplication and compression such that their All Flash arrays will be "real" storage without the need for spinning disk. Intel announced a 2TB SSD drive for FY14 and more some manufactures of array's, this can be turned into a 6TB drive. For workflows that are precompressed already or rich media, the high dense disk spinning disk will still be needed. For now.
    Jan 29, 2014. 08:10 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Strategic buyers express interest in BlackBerry - Reuters  [View news story]
    Too bad Michael shot his load all over taking Dell private. That probably would have been a good move as positions he company to be a mobile/cloud player and out of the hardware business with the exception of tablets. All other hardware including servers are going to go away for Dell as virtualization moves closer to being inside the storage. With one more purchase for Cisco after WhipTail, It and EMC will be/are well positioned there. Make no mistake, FY14 (calendar), is Cisco's stake in the ground to start owning the data in data. It's the Crown Jewels after owning IP, FC, and Compute, Security with the recent purchase of SourceFire. What's left? Mobility which includes data and if they can "co own" parts with SAP, all of sudden SAP has the gorilla in the room to crush Oracle/PeopleSoft and then own the ERP space.
    Oct 10, 2013. 03:53 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment