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Henry Newman on Why the SSD Buyout Craze Won’t End Well

NewmanPhotoOver at Enterprise Storage Forum, our favorite storage pundit Henry Newman writes that the run on SSD company acquisitions has a recurring theme in the industry that simply does not bode well.

I really think that big companies are repeating the same mistakes that were made over a decade ago and making even more aggressive mistakes. A decade ago you had companies developing boards for new SAN switches, new RAID controllers with specially designed ASICs that were needed for parity generation and validation (all of this without PCIe so they had to develop their own buses), and lots of other technology that jumpstarted the SAN market space. Significant engineering talent worked on these technologies.

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