The ability to read from shared storage and write to flash on the server subsequently delivered to flash all without the SAN even knowing is a major advantage. This kind of software will shape the server and storage markets in the coming months as more companies scramble to find ways to integrate and distribute their technology.
There are many FlashCaching products available from multiple manufacturers, but what one pays is for a better protocol implementation that will improve the overall performance of networks, databases and storage systems as a whole.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.