Great post highlighting the main storage “not snorage” trends of 2013 that has EMC positioned quite well! #Vision

Clive Gold


An Australian Journalist who is well known and one of the doyens of IT News coined the term “Storage is Snorage” about 10 years ago! For the most part he has been right! EMC and the industry have enhanced the hardware by ‘riding the price/performance’ curves of the underlying components… and disks have grown 1000x and processors 10 000x faster and RAM cheaper, However until recently, the basic architecture has not really changed!!

But that has all changed and two new architectures reach prime-time this year!

The first is scale-out, yes I know Isilon has been in the market for over 5 years, but in more niche application areas. Now two trends are merging, mainstream computing environments are experiencing massive growth in unstructured data and the traditional architectures are creaking, and secondly Isilon has ‘Enterprise’ features.

A quick word of warning when you look around, the value is in the…

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