To paraphrase someone famous, "The definition of insanity is to do something
the same way over and over again and expect a different result".
Humans are creatures of habit and when it comes to storage, old habits die
Why do we continue to put our faith in legacy storage providers when they
haven't invented anything new in decades. Sure, they re-badge their products
every couple of years to make their messaging look modern, but ultimately,
it's the same old stuff with a new coat of lipstick.
Asides from becoming smaller, faster and cheaper to acquire, but much more
expensive and complex to run, storage technology is exactly as it was when it
was released 60 or 70 years ago.
There is no real intelligence built into storage for heterogeneous
environments and much of the heavy lifting is done by the storage admins
which is hugely risky and costly.
Most storage ve... (more)