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This article is part of the Vol. 7 Num. 12 January 2009 issue of Choosing the best disaster recovery planning tool
I swore I'd never use another automobile analogy to describe storage equipment or computing gear after I committed the unforgivable faux pas of referring to a 1957 Chevy Impala in a previous column. More than a few readers were quick to correct me -- Chevy introduced the Impala in 1958 -- and I worried that I might have lost credibility over an old car and one lousy year. But comparing cars to computers has been a staple of high-tech journalism, and it's really hard to resist. Solid-state storage has been getting a lot of attention lately, not just on these pages, but in scores of storage vendor announcements. I've said before that solid state is the future of storage, and I'm not backing down from that prediction. But right now, shopping for solid state is akin to fogging up the showroom window while ogling that Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano with its 620 horsepower engine. For a few moments at least, it's easy to forget that the fire engine-red piece of art costs more than $300,000 and gulps fuel at a rate of approximately 10 mpg. While your heart says "Ferrari,"... Access >>>
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