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Good article. Hybrid will definately win out for the mainstream
Scott. You might want to check out Starboard Storage the pioneers of unified hybrid storage www.hybridstorage.com . Starboard provides a unified hybrid storage solution that is built from the grounds up to consolidate SAN and NAS. Unlike those you mention in the hybrid space in your article Starboard is not an OEM of a platform like ZFS and from a scope perspective addresses a broader market than the iSCSI and VMWare only platforms you mention. When you leverage a hybrid architecture the best results are gained from consolidating more workloads because the more workloads you virtualize your SSD and HDd across the more effciiently you are leveraging your valauble resources. to back up your piece here is a blog I wrote of the subject http://blog.starboardstorage.com/blog/bid/189631/Unified-Hybrid-Storage-The-best-use-of-SSD . Full disclosure. I work for Starboard Storage Systems.