It never ceases to amaze me how strong some kool-aid is. In a recent article, I read one consultant predict the end of copper structured systems. Likewise I have read several predictions that seem to be just silly, and in some cases, stupid! If we all think back to the fiber to the desktop that was supposed to rock the world, we certainly know that didn’t come true. Buzz and hype don’t make a technology viable or valuable. In the fiber to the desktop that was supposed to take over the world, many companies ran that fiber and the only time it has seen light was the day it was tested.
The same holds true for electronics, storage and anything else in our data center ecosystems. The truth is that there is no one size fits all product that will be the bomb. Closed minded consultants do the entire data center industry a huge disservice! If you run across one of them, you should certainly run!