I’ve recently started working with Kaminario, an all-flash array startup vendor and will be publishing a series of posts and papers on the Kaminario site. I’ll also be linking them here for convenience. The first post covers scale-out architectures as a way to avoid the continual replacement of technology – the so called forklift upgrade. Here’s the start of the post, with a link to the full content.
The enterprise world revolves around the process of continuous hardware refreshes. In storage, this cycle occurs perhaps every 3-4 years, depending on the organization and their volume of data growth. Storage is refreshed because better, faster and cheaper arrays come along and the traditional vendors make refresh pricing attractive – maintenance charges after the initial period of warranty can be alarmingly expensive.