Be interesting to see the replacement stats
Out of nowhere, Nimbus, an all-flash array supplier, has beaten incumbents NetApp and 3PAR at eBay, with 12 arrays and 100TB of flash installed to accelerate eBay's server virtualisation work. Nimbus CEO Thomas Isakovich said: "It's one of the largest single deployments of flash anywhere... This is a seven-figure account for …
MTF numbers are still poor in this space. I didn't see anything on the internal redundancy.
Agree with Lorddraco to a certain extent....Flash+SATA+Tape. It's the direction I am headed.
Thin end of a very large wedge indeed.
Disk is dead. Only flash and tape now.
Silly comment about disk being dead. Disk has sustained write price/performance, capacity. Try creating a full storage system with a flash+tape solution and see how far you get with your $. Like most technologies it has its pluses and minuses. Silly shoot-from-the-hip comments don't have much credence.
15K is almost dead .... if $ per GB only 20% to 30% or even max 50%. 15K RPM drives is redundant.
SATA still has it play I think.
According to Nimbus, eBay chose the company due to the “performance, efficiency, simplicity, and comprehensive SAN and NAS software capabilities of the Nimbus Sustainable Storage platform
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