Here are a few interesting tidbits that popped up in my email box this week.
Massive Memory Systems. Memory is the new disk! ....Disk will become the new tape, and will be used in the
same way, as a sequential storage medium (streaming from disk is
reasonably fast) rather than as a random-access medium (very slow).
Tons of opportunities there to develop new products that can offer
10x-100x performance improvements over the existing ones.
click here for the full blog post from Computing at Scale
High-performance computing, mondo memory and new style applications
Just as storage and networking have been disaggregated from the computer, some amount of memory and processing, at least for specialized purposes, may also migrate on to the network
click here for the full blog post from Server Specs: A SearchDataCenter.com blog
AutoTrader plans VMware move from iSCSI to NFS
(more evidence of the NFS train leaving the VMware station...)
AutoTrader.com said it's getting ready to shift VMware data stores from the iSCSI side to the NFS side of its NetApp 3040 disk arrays, saying that the move will make VMware storage management easier and more efficient.
click here for the full story from Beth Pariseau at SearchStorage.com