PernixData has opened its kimono, a little - but really we know little more than that it will provide flash storage facilities to virtual machines. The now not-so-stealthy startup talks of a flash tier of storage between a network storage array. This is its Flash Virtualisation Platform (FVP), a software-only data storage tier …
Simpsons^H^H^H NetApp did it
Isn't that the crux of what NetApp announced with their previous project Mercury announcement (albeit with different write-through/write-back strategy)? Unless they are doing dedupe/compression/clustering/snapshotting/replication why would one care ? Just use a flash array at the back end or one of those new fangled hybrid arrays from NetApp, Starboard, Nimble, Dell, Tegile and be done with it. Or better yet, just use Virsto that VMware just bought. I imagine that data needs to be migrated from the legacy SAN to go through Pernix to work?
Let's talk about innovation people!!!
Re: Simpsons^H^H^H NetApp did it
i thnk DataCore has this functionality as well.