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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
    SVP, Oracle Converged Infrastructure Systems

    Chuck now works for Oracle, and is now deeply embroiled in IT infrastructure.

    Previously, he was with VMware for 2 years, and EMC for 18 years before that, 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 Vero Beach, FL with his wife 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 ever buy him a drink when there is a piano nearby.

    Note: these are my personal views, and aren't reviewed or approved by my employer.
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