June 1, 2009 Timothy Prickett Morgan
Thank the explosion in the use of digital cameras and send a condolences card to Polaroid, the maker of instant cameras. One of the most useful technologies to come along in years for servers is flash-based solid state disk drives, or SSDs. While SRAM and DRAM versions of SSDs have been around for ages, they were so awfully expensive that only the most serious workloads could ever have them and they never even came close to going mainstream. But now SSDs are going mainstream, and they are going to change the way servers are configured.
As I detailed in the