Pro+ Content/Storage magazine

Thank you for joining!
Access your Pro+ Content below.
Vol. 10 Num. 8 October 2011

Solid-state goes mainstream

If a tech is judged by the products that crop up around it and the techs it spawns, then it’s hard to argue that solid-state storage hasn’t reached a certain level of maturity. There’s a great scene in Jean Shepherd’s A Christmas Story where Ralph and his buddies convince Flick to lick a metal flagpole on a cold, snowy day to disprove the old tale that a wet tongue will stick to cold metal. Of course, they end up proving that it’s actually true and Flick gets stuck to the flagpole, fire department racing to the scene. Being the first to do something, or succumbing to the dares of others and taking the first steps, can be pretty scary -- and the results can be unpredictable. But in the world of IT you do have a choice: You can play it safe and keep buying “traditional” technology from well-established vendors, or you can take a chance on a startup or some new-fangled technology. Solid-state storage was like that ice-cold flagpole, with lots of people looking at it and talking about it but not so many ready to make the leap. It’s ...

Access this Pro+ Content for Free!

By submitting you agree to recieve email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States you consent to having your personal data transferred and processed in the United States. Privacy Policy

Features in this issue

  • Solid-state goes mainstream

    by  Rich Castagna

    If a tech is judged by the products that crop up around it and the techs it spawns, then it’s hard to argue that solid-state storage hasn’t reached a certain level of maturity.

  • Storage managers poised to tap new technologies

    by  Rich Castagna

    As budgetary constraints ease, storage shops are looking to emerging techs and cloud services to help deal with virtualized environments, data growth and performance demands.

  • Status report: Solid-state storage

    by  Phil Goodwin, Contributor

    Solid-state storage has carved out a niche in the storage ecosystem, establishing itself as a viable alternative for high-performance applications.

Columns in this issue

  • Solid-state goes mainstream

    by  Rich Castagna

    If a tech is judged by the products that crop up around it and the techs it spawns, then it’s hard to argue that solid-state storage hasn’t reached a certain level of maturity.

SearchSolidStateStorage

SearchVirtualStorage

SearchCloudStorage

SearchDisasterRecovery

SearchDataBackup

-ADS BY GOOGLE

Close