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Mar 24 2009   7:34AM GMT

Chad from EMC on Solid State Storage…

Michelle Laverick Michelle Laverick Profile: Michelle Laverick

I’m catching up on some overdue blogging. The truth is I’ve been so wrapped up in my vSphere4 book, to blog about day-to-day events. Anyway, I’m sat on the sofa with last nights “Heroes” in the background – and thought I would do some blogging whilst my step-daughter watches the repeat on the Sky+ box.

When I was a VMware Europe in Feb (yes, I told you this was long overdue). I bumped into Chad from EMC who runs his virtualgeek.typepad.com blog. Anyway, Chad collared me to try and persuade me to come along. (Sorry, Chad I sucked into SnuggieGate by mistake). Anyway, there was on thing that peeked my interest – his ideas on using solid-state disks in array. Late last year I poo-poo’d the idea of local SSD in some just-another-virtualization-blades that HP were touting. I’d never really considered them in shared storage. But Chad built an argument was around less spindles, equals less power as cost saving. Must admit a was a little sceptical but as he went on this began to make sense. Aparently, these SSD based arrays are flying off the selves – so it looks like EMC must have a compelling argument. Anyway, I will leave it to Chad to make the usage case he’s the storage guy, not me…


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