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This article is part of the Vol. 10 Num. 9 November 2011 issue of For storage jobs, pay still on the rise
Solid-state was late to enterprise storage and had to be retrofitted into data centers. But a new generation of systems built specifically for solid-state are interesting users. No matter how much hype it receives, no storage technology is welcomed with open arms in a data center. It always has to kick the door down. Even technologies that have become established, such as iSCSI and data deduplication, had periods of doubt and mistrust before they scored big. Large vendors are often slow to adopt the new technologies, and users aren’t sure what to make of them. But vendors such as EqualLogic and LeftHand showed that iSCSI could make life easier on administrators and maybe save them some money in the process. Data Domain did the same for data deduplication and backup. Now we could be at a similar breakthrough point with solid-state storage. Solid-state isn’t a new technology, but it was a latecomer to enterprise storage. When it arrived a few years ago, it promised no cost savings but a performance boost. It was offered first by EMC and soon after by the other... Access >>>
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