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Finding a home for Flash
Vendor consolidation is a fact of economic life. The bigger a company is, the more it can push economies of scale. The cloud is threatening to accelerate this consolidation significantly. IT and storage are not commodities today, but that may not always be the case. If the cloud takes off, processing and storage could become a service, delivered to the customer from giant remote processing and disk farms. It is surely only a matter of time before bandwidth and security are up to the task.
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Enterprise flash now comes in a variety of form factors aimed at speeding I/O beyond what’s possible with spinning disk in server and desktop virtualisation scenarios.