SAN Storage Architecture Simplified, Forever?

Dodo BirdIn the recent while I have been watching the practice of storage architecture and operations changing in it’s most fundamentals ways.  While none of the product announcements or products themselves are new, EMC is really changing the game.  The days of of the mystic art of calculating IOPs, read/write ratios, spindle performance and raid types are starting to go the way of the Dodo bird.  With the introduction of Enterprise Flash Drives (EFD), block level automated migration of data (based off of performance trending), thin volumes and disk pools, things are bound to change.  None of these individual items are new in their availability to the market but they’ve never really been mixed together to really provide us the value to the industry. Read more of this post