Second post today!
So HDS have announced solid state disks. Here's the post. They're only 11 months behind EMC and once they've actually become available it will be nearly a full 12 months "late".
It's interesting to note that HP haven't (yet) made an equivalent announcement on XP. I imagine it will follow in the fullness of time, although its odd as Hitachi product announcements tend to be released by HDS and HP at the same time.
I wonder what HDS really think about this announcement? Part of the press release says:
"Flash-based SSDs in the USP V will help differentiate Hitachi Data Systems high-end offerings when deployed in combination with the company’s virtualization, thin provisioning and integrated management features."
Well Duh! As no other vendor (excluding the obvious HP) has virtualisation then clearly USP will always be differentiated, regardless of SSD support.
None of the HDS bloggers have co-ordinated a post with the announcement so there's no depth behind the press release, for instance to explain exactly how SSD and virtualisation create a differentiator - Tony??