Today in Cloud

Two different posts on flash storage crossed my desk yesterday. Athough perhaps overhyping things a little, both pointed to a growing maturity in the flash storage space. Chris Mellor at The Register writes about the threat posed to traditional enterprise storage vendors like EMC by Pure Storage’s all-flash array. And then Lucas Mearian at InfoWorld picks up on some Forrester research, going so far as to suggest that prospective customers “skip data tiering, go directly to all-SSD storage.” I looked at this area in a Weekly Update back in October, and it’s definitely a fascinating space. But are any of the all-flash startups really a threat to the big enterprise vendors? I still think they’re not… at least until one of those big storage vendors acquires them.