I do enjoy the cool new technology... Generally my budget insists that I focus more on consumer-level gadgets. After all, while I'd love a Symmetrix for my digital library, it's just a tad out of my reach. Not to mention my better half has made abundantly clear that there'll be no new toys unless they come in stainless steel or brushed metal exteriors...
EMC announced something big today, and I'm really excited about it. Flash based, enterprise class storage. Think about it - no more spinning disks. The impact to speed, power and data center footprint is enormous.
From the press release -
"Storage systems with enterprise-class flash drives can deliver single-millisecond application response times, up to 10 times faster than those with traditional 15,000 RPM Fibre Channel disk drives."
"It would take 30 15,000 RPM Fibre Channel disk drives to deliver the same performance as a single flash drive, which translates into a dramatic 98 percent reduction in power consumption in a transaction-per-second comparison."
This is a big deal that will revolutionize the storage industry. It was a matter of time before someone brought this to market - it's just nice to be a part of the company that did.