StorageMojo at Flash Memory Summit

by Robin Harris on Saturday, 9 August, 2008

If you are attending the Flash Memory Summit in Santa Clara on Tuesday and Wednesday please say hello. Tuesday morning I will be sprinting between my two concurrent sessions.

In Forum F1B: Laptop Design session I’ll be giving a 25 minute presentation titled “Can The Flash Consumer SSD Be Saved?” In “Flash in Enterprise Storage Systems” a panel will hold forth on the promise of enterprise/solid state disks.

For reasons regular readers will appreciate, the latter should be more interesting.

The StorageMojo take
The summit will also have vendors showing their wares. I’m hoping to see some creative work.

The first thought with new technologies is to replicate what we already have. The real benefits from flash will come as we rethink the old architectures.

Courteous comments and questions welcome, of course.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Storagezilla August 10, 2008 at 6:07 am

Probably the wrong coast for EMC Storage Division people to show up unless they’ve booked it well ahead. TelePresence is rapidly becoming the favoured way of “being there” as travel is so hideous these days.

Joe Kraska August 10, 2008 at 9:17 pm

I’m really interested in all this. OCZ is selling their “Core” systems for <$300 at 64GB, and they’re being reviewed well. Of course, these are MLC based systems (which is just surprising, really). I’m eager to see what all the various vendors are doing with flash.

the storage anarchist August 11, 2008 at 9:29 am

EMC Storage Division will be there, and I think they are on the Enterprise panel Robin mentions…

Storagezilla August 11, 2008 at 11:03 am

Yes, yes. I was wrong it happens once or twice a year and we were due.. 😉

Pete Steege August 23, 2008 at 7:38 pm

The real benefits from flash will come as we rethink the old architectures.

That’s so true Robin. It’s going to take some time. This makes any bold claims about flash’s place in the storage ecosystem today suspect.

Seagate’s working hard to get to know flash. I’m excited to see what we discover!

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