(Excerpt from original post on the Taneja Group News Blog)
Recently I hosted a second all-flash vendor panel on our Taneja Group BrightTalk channel. Violin Memory and IBM squared off (and agreed on many points) on the current good use cases, applications, and futures of the high-performance end of the flash storage market, with Netapp providing some balanced commentary preparing for their upcoming all-flash solution (FlashRay). Violin’s perspective was that efficiently designed all-flash systems are starting to be so cost-competitive they are taking over tier 1 AND tier 2 workloads in the datacenter, and by the way, a competitive data center has already completely transitioned to their all-flash storage.
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