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Solid State Storage Symposium 25th April 2012

Solid State Storage Symposium 25th April 2012

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As part of my trip to San Jose for Storage Field Day, I will be participating in the Solid State Storage Symposium, which is being held the day before the Field Day event on 25th April 2012 at the DoubleTree Hotel, San Jose.  You can find a link to the event at the end of this post.

I’ll be hosting the tier vs cache debate at 1:30pm.  Here’s the premise of the discussion:

Solid State – Simply a big cache or a real storage tier?

Solid state disks blur the boundary between cache and storage, with a foot in both camps. Can solid state drives really be treated as a new tier of storage or simply as a way to add more performance enhancing cache to existing arrays? This panel will discuss whether data should permanently reside on solid state media or whether the optimum and most cost effective solution is to simply use SSD to hold the working set of data in the array.

There are lots of other experts taking part, including Nigel Poulton, Robin Harris and Howard Marks.  Of course Stephen Foskett will be master of ceremonies as usual.  If you’re in the area, tickets are free, just follow the link below for details.  Alternatively you can follow via live streaming on the Internet.  The day promises to be an exciting one; SSDs are really hot at the moment (no pun intended).  If you are intending to attend, drop me a note and come up and say hello.  See you there!

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