Growing arrays need bigger pipes
Storage array and disk drive vendors have excelled themselves and delivered the highcapacity goods. But some of us are still not happy, because although we have big fat data vaults they are being held back by anorexic pipes. What is going on here? Business is generating more data than ever before and wants to store and access it as fast as it is accustomed to. The array vendors have done their bit - but we still need bigger network pipes to provide a good ratio of bandwidth to storage array capacity.