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Flash Technology and the Value of Improved Performance

With a myriad of solutions coming to market offering Flash technology, users are promised the benefit of much-improved response times for key applications.  That’s a good thing.

What’s not a good thing however, is the fact that this new technology stands to fall victim to the age-old curse of IT professionals weighing its value with outdated paradigms, specifically, the dreaded “Dollars per GB”.

Beware of Data Reduction Website Promises

I was recently asked by a colleague if we should add a data deduplication calculator to our site.  If you exit out of this item and go check, you’ll see there is not one there.

Data reduction is a very hot item in storage.  Everyone claims to have “broken the code” to real capacity savings with their own implementation of deduplication or compression.  There are countless sites that offer promises of capacity savings – simply by entering a few numbers in a spreadsheet.  Voila!