Google has moved "most" of its online services off the Google File System that has underpinned its famously distributed back-end infrastructure for a good ten years, according to Google senior vice president of operations Urs Hölzle. Hölzle – the man who led the development of the Google back-end – tells ZDNet that the company …
It surprises me: given the size of Google DC and the RAM density increasing, I assumed Google was so advanced that it would have jumped SSDs at all for a memory-based solution...
Or, perhaps, he meant they have some sort of tiering in their FS and there's where Flash comes to play.
I'd really like to have a glance on their drawing board!
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