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Storage's boss blogger could be on the way back

It seemeth that the beak that biteth could returneth

Storagebod I intend to start updating here again occasionally as the itches begin to build up, and I feel the need to scratch. There’s a lot going in the industry and there’s a massive amount of confusion about where it’s going at the moment.

I’m having interesting conversations with industry figures and many of them are as confused privately as they are sure publicly. Few seem to know exactly how this will all play out – and it's not just storage guys.

I had a conversation a couple of days ago that put the electricity supply model for compute back on the radar: the technology enablers are beginning to line up to make this much more feasible but is the will/desire there?

This debate will carry on until we wake up and realise that it’s all changed again.

Flash and trash is still fascinating: vendors still playing games with pricing and comparisons that make little sense. Valuations out of control (maybe) and yet quite possibly we can see the time when flash does become the standard as the prices continue to fall and storage requirements continue to soar.

And lastly, a big thanks to all those have offered support, prayers and kind thoughts to me over the past few months.

It does help ... watching people you love go through chemo isn’t fun, but it does help reset your priorities a bit. ®

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