Storage suddenly seems to have got interesting again. As the interest moves from increasing spin speeds and applying ever more intelligent means to get a disk head over the
The importance of storage
Most people, when thinking of enterprise storage, will think of SAN and NAS, with a few going as far as DAS. However, the growth of server-side storage, where specialised flash-based PCIe and M2 cards is leading to a far more complex estate of different non-volatile storage platforms. Pulling all of these together along with using volatile storage (i.e. DIMM memory) can provide massive improvements in data performance - for little outlay. This presentation, given by Clive Longbottom at an event with Viadex and PernixData, shows how different storage platforms are positioned in their means to adequately present data to the compute environment in terms of latency, and then looks at what is required to manage a highly complex and heterogeneous storage platform.