All the Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt (FUD) spread by big legacy manufacturers of hard drive storage in the data center is a way to stem or delay the burgeoning tidal wave of Flash memory based storage. Yes the economics of Flash based storage are not quite there yet, but for the high performance, high throughput folks the future is now.
While flash memory chips cost more per Gigabyte to store data than a comparable spinning disk drive, we’re not talking about that at all. We’re talking about fast blinding speed of Input/Output operations, reading and writing data. And for that Flash Memory Chips are king of the hill, and now have the benchmarks to prove it once and for all time.