FAST but late

EMC officially announced FAST (Fully automated Tiered Storage) for their Symmetrix arrays nearly one year ago but you can find first pre-announcements dated nearly two years ago! Yesterday, HDS announced the availability of HDT (Hitachi dynamic tiering) on their shiny new VSP. Months ago, IBM announced the availability easy tiering on their DS8000. Last spring, 3Par (now HP) announced the availability […]

Too much hype and money for nothing = FAST V1

EMC released FAST (Fully automated tiered storage) V1 and bloggers, twitters, analysts are making a lot of noise on something technically poor feature but well driven by marketing!  I agree with people saying that FAST is a foundation technology for the future strategy of storage management and not only a product and we will see […]