You know when you hear your own company say something over, and over again – sometimes one can have their own doubts.
I remember the first time Donatelli (formerly at EMC, now at HP) told me: “in 2-3 years, there will be no place for a high-performance rotating rust disk, we’ll only have solid state and very large slow magnetic media” (that was about 1 year ago).
I was a bit skeptical.
I was also talking to a customer about it yesterday, and we debated about cross-over points (not whether it would happen, but just timelines).
This just clears away any of my skepticism.
So – this article is on Anandtech – one of my favorite non-storage related IT sites. If you don’t want to read the whole article, jump to this page.
Or – let me summarize it for you. Read on if interested, or if after reading the article the “tada!” epiphany doesn’t jump right out at you.