February 26, 2016 Timothy Prickett Morgan
It is like the world is turned on its head.
What is the last place on earth where a massive number of disk drives will be unplugged? The hyperscalers who have convinced us to store massive amounts of data-laden content on their cloudy infrastructure. Where is the first place that will move completely to non-volatile media for primary storage? The enterprise.
Those hyperscalers, the epitome of cutting edge technology, will be forced into using spinning rust for the foreseeable future – unless the volumes for disk drive shipments fall so low that the cost per gigabyte stagnates – precisely because …Read more