Saw the announcement of the HDS TagmaStore (did I get that right — where do they get these names?). Two million IOPS? I think we can officially announce that array performance has now exceeded any conceivable application requirement. If you follow the Innovator’s Dilemma argument, this makes the storage world ripe for a disruptive technology. Would that be iSCSI?
I also liked Hu Yoshida’s comment that intelligence belongs at the edge of the network. Looking at the spectacular lack of progress of all the storage switch vendors selling virtualization (now in the radioactive stage of the hype curve) and array functions, I think he may have a point (a totally self-serving point, given HDS product strategy, but at least he is consistent).
More on both these topics later.