Virident, the PCIe flash card and software supplier Seagate loves to the extent of a $40m investment and OEM supply deal, says you can share server flash and make it highly available with its Connect software. This will probably give server flash industry leader Fusion-io something to get a little concerned about. Virident's …
thin end of the wedgey
The storage Flash vendors are all screwed in the medium term. Micron and who knows who else are building integrated nand and dram capabilities which means that the data placement algorithms and wear management software and all the other funky stuff the pcie Flash vendors produce migrate to the os.
Write mirroring smoke and mirrors?
Mirror writes how? Over Ethernet? What is the high speed interconnect that allows for writes to be mirrored BEFORE they are acknowledged to the host- which is the only way to maintain consistency?
And to want end? HA is fine, but show me Oracle RAC running on nodes chock full of PCIe Flash.