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June 19, 2013


Jim Power

Hi Chuck,

Good points. The two things that I see coming in 5 years are:

1. The end of RAID. Currently when a 2tb or larger drive spares out it can take over 24 hours to complete. For protection everyone is using Raid 6 which is a huge waste of disk. I foresee most storage arrays using an Isilon type data protection and ditching Raid.

2. The end of dedicated fibre channel networks. Fcoe will finally be mature enough for large companies to start ditching their dedicated fibre channel Sans.

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Chuck Hollis

  • Chuck Hollis
    Chief Strategist, VMware Storage and Availability Business Unit

    Chuck works for VMware, and is deeply embroiled in all things software-defined storage these days.

    Previously, he was with EMC for 18 years, most of them great.

    He enjoys speaking to customer and industry audiences about a variety of technology topics, and -- of course -- enjoys blogging.

    Chuck lives in Holliston, MA with his wife, three kids and four dogs when he's not traveling. In his spare time, Chuck is working on his second career as an aging rock musician.

    Warning: do not buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.
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