I ran into Woody Hutsell, EVP at Texas Memory Systems, last week. He graciously agreed to a talk on camera about their experience with flash and DRAM-based solid state storage.
TMS sells both: a DRAM-based SSD with multiple FC and Infiniband ports; and a 2 TB flash box with 128 GB of DRAM cache. Woody offered some interesting insights. For example, workloads with a large number of writes – even if they are a small percentage of the total workload – may not be suitable for flash-based storage.
Here’s the video:
Blame me for the shaky camera work.
Disclosure: I taped and edited this gratis.
Comments welcome, as always. BTW, Google now accepts files up to 1 GB. Seagate and WD should be happy.