Submitted by MCA Admin 1 on 13 April, 2012 - 23:31
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Per my previous post, I wanted to provide more concrete examples from the storage world related to the sedimentary hypothesis.
Here goes example number one: NAS virtualization.
You may recall past companies and products in this space. Those that come immediately to mind include Rainfinity, Acopia, and StorageX, with only Acopia ARX really existing at F5 as a standalone NAS virtualization product. All the others have either been acquired or have gone out of business (at least as far as I know). As there are no longer being highlighted via a standalone application or appliance begs the question: Is NAS virtualization a viable technology?
You bet, and you can see it in action within two Hitachi products, except not as separate appliances: Notably, you’ll find NAS virtualization in the Hitachi Data Ingestor (HDI) and the Hitachi NAS Platform (HNAS).