Datacenter SSDs……why the disappointment?

November 13, 2019

What’s Changed?    Increasingly we are seeing the legacy SSD suppliers echo what Burlywood has been saying since it began:  Cloud workloads are complex and one size fits all SSDs do not address the requirements of these workloads.  No longer...

The Dirty Secret about SSDs

July 17, 2019

I recently ran across a staggering statistic from McAfee. The average enterprise environment is running 1,427 unique cloud services! Now, it stands to reason that each of those workloads has different demands on compute and storage. Workloads must vary somewhat,...

The Software-defined SSD

January 2, 2019

There’s no argument that flash storage is in high demand for today’s hyperscale and cloud storage data centers. In fact, flash-based SSDs have a role in most datacenters and there is a strong desire for many hyperscalers to go all-flash...

Common Sense about Commodity SSDs

November 8, 2018

When we call something a “commodity,” we all know what that means: it’s cheap. Widely available. Possibly even disposable. Storage hardware vendors have long considered SSDs a commodity, and with good reason. Falling prices have allowed arrays to be over...

Towards an Agile Flash Environment

October 19, 2018

What enterprise users do with their flash storage today may be quite different than what they did with it last year. The applications and use cases change as an organization grows and adapts. In the broader business world this is...