Server SAN – future of storage or a niche solution?

There’s been quite a hype about the so-called “Server SAN”, which basically denotes a software-defined storage solution based on commodity server hardware carrying a significant number of disks and SSDs. There’s an excellent in-depth description by Stuart Miniman on Wikibon.

Analysts see a high market potential for this type of storage, even mostly replacing the traditional enterprise storage within about 15 years. Now will this really happen, do we all need to change our storage paradigms and switch to Server SAN?

No, I do not think so. Continue reading