Violin Plays Requiem for Hard Disk Drives

The much anticipated SSD (solid state drive) revolution appears to be building a head of steam… This very interesting article from Wired however, does not say much about the price/cost crossover, which is key.. It is likely that the architecture of data center servers enables use of SSD  (non-volatile flash memory), to speed performance without completely abandoning HDD….yet.

Another key data center development are very low power (5 watt) datacenter servers from companies like Calxeda in Austin, TX.

These technologies and trends in data center management offer a vision of a green data center future, compared to the recent New York Times and Gizmodo articles on data center energy and reliability issues.