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Flash 101 with Vish Mulchand

CJZ headshot.jpegBy Calvin Zito, @HPStorageGuy  vexpert 2012 logo.gif

Vish Mulchand is our Director of Product Management - his team is defining the future of HP Converged Storage through products like HP 3PAR StoreServ and HP StoreVirtual.  With more and more conversations happening around flash and flash-optimized storage, I thought it would be good to kick off some conversations focusing on the topic.  I thought Vish would be ideal to kick-off the conversation because he had a session at SNW (a storage focused industry event) in October 2012 focused on flash and I did a podcast with him back then talking about it.  NOTE: that was ATSB podcast #122 if you subscribe via iTunes. In some ways, the two conversations go together so if you haven't listened to that podcast with Vish, you should check it out.


In this podcast I asked Vish:Vish Mulchand.jpg

  • What is Flash?
  • Many are interchanging the terms SSD and Flash - are they different?
  • An HP competitor had predicted SSD would kill spinning disks by now but it clearly has a place and value - why is now the right time for customers to consider SSD?
  • What are the benefits of using Flash?
  • What's changed in the last 6 months that makes now an even more ideal time to consider SSD/Flash?

Here's the podcast with Vish.




If you rather download this as a podcast, right click here and save the MP3 file. You can also subscribe to my podcast on iTunes - go to the iTunes store and search for "Around the Storage Block" or you can open this link and click on the "View in iTunes" button under my picture.


As I said in the podcast, we'll have a lot more to say about Flash in the coming months.   I did a podcast with Priyadarshi (he goes by PD), one of our HP 3PAR product managers, talking about the requirements for flash-optimized storage and he's going to have a series of blog posts on the topic.  I'm also working on a ChalkTalk - so as you can see lots more coming and I've created a label so you can track all of the Flash-related conversations on ATSB


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