Archive for December, 2010
As 2010 draws to a close, and we are making our final rounds, we recognize that this has been an extraordinary year for storage compared to where we were at the end of 2009. The sharp downturn that occurred in late 2008 and carried through most of 2009 saw a sharp recovery in 2010. Many [...]
I wrote about the need for a global pool of processors in November, and focused on the new requirements for different architectures. This topic is a big one, and deserves another look here.
This past year, there have been a number of vendors and analysts who have been touting the virtues of scale-out storage. Scale-out storage is always contrasted with scale-up storage. A typical description of scale-out storage will say that it provides rapid expansion of storage systems through the horizontal addition of storage nodes (servers with cache [...]