The IT Storage market is going through a lot of change. New silicon designs from Intel & Micron branded 3D Xpoint are impacting the short term future of the “all flash array” market. Intel has developed NVMe so that that speed of accessing this fancy new storage can be realised because the 30-year old SCSI/NFS/Fibrechannel protocols are not going to cut it.
So I went head to head with Stephen Foskett who is a storage expert, blogger and erstwhile raconteur of Network Field Day who did a bang up job of explaining how it should work out.
If you want to get some insight in the future of storage networking, this is something that you might want to watch.
I disagree about the use of RDMA primarily because its going to be too hard for customers to understand.
Also, I’m guessing that Stephen doesn’t get to talk about storage enough. He was pretty pleased about it.
I have a related post about NVMe/3d Xpoint here.