Direct Attached Storage Gets Massive NVM-Express Expansion
April 12, 2023 Timothy Prickett Morgan
The storage area network – a giant wonking storage server with lots of lossless Fibre Channel switching between servers that share access to virtual storage partitions – has been around for several decades now. And despite all of the talk of its ubiquity, and usefulness in driving up storage utilization across a bunch of servers and therefore helping drive down the cost of that storage while also enhancing its manageability and shareability, for many IBM i shops, using directly attached storage is what they want to do.
There are reasons for this, of course. In many cases, the IBM i …Read more