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We pick a storage CTO's brains on Linux-heads, big vendors – and should all the admins NVMe?

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Re: The business case is pretty good.

1) In HCI - writes are mirrored across the network and reads are local. Now compare to reads and writes getting sent across the network to an array that then needs to mirror writes between controllers, over a network. Which sounds quicker to you?

2) It's a cost analysis. You work out the hellish cost of your array and compare to the cost of a card or two in each server. Then the cost of an extra server + card.

3) And if I put that storage inside the same box as the compute, I don't even need to worry about that latency. I'm not convinced the business angle has been covered.

4) See 3.

5) Not everyone, but lots. Will any come back? Back to business benefits, what real world large scale actual customer workloads need this and will find it worth the cost with the lock-in that goes with it?

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