I’ve been watching storage for some 40 years. And each decade has seen accelerating change, and none more so than the the past 10 years. That trend will continue. Here’s the biggest trends I expect to affect all who use storage, whether they know it or not.
Despite Intel’s muffed Optane launch, a hurried affair that led to a dramatic reduction in the original specs they quoted, non-volatile RAM has had – and will continue to have – a dramatic effect on system designs. Whle Optane is the best known NVRAM, other NVRAM devices have been shipping for years, embedded in other devices, often as buffers in controllers.