SiT #159 – Solid State


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Speaking in Tech #159 – Solid State

Hosted by Greg Knieriemen, Ed Saipetch and Sarah Vela. This week we talk Cloud Foundry, the problems with Solid State storage, Microsoft investing in undersea cable. Our special guest this week is Val Bercovici, Cloud Czar at NetApp.

(1:15) Ed checks in from Cloud Foundry Summit
(6:00) Head butting a cloud guru
(9:06) Flight attendants hate your gadgets
(12:40) Don’t forget to reboot your 787
(13:45) SSD’s can lose data without power
(15:17) Microsoft plants underwater cables, outspending AWS
(20:29) Flashback: Vintage Timex Watch commercial
(23:00) Introducing Val Bercovici, NetApp Cloud Czar
(23:50) SSD power issues and data corruption problems
(28:00) Solid state isn’t solid
(33:36) The post-SSD world
(37:24) “The state of NAND flash is not healthy”
(38:41) Catching up with NetApp