Content access time is the performance metric for Web 2.0 enterprise storage
A very cool entrant in the storage space: Atrato. Think “black box” storage: hundreds of 2.5″ drives, sealed in a 3-year maintenance-free containter that’s “fail-in-place” Does that mean it keeps working for 3 years despite losing a few drives along the way? Let us know if you know.
Atrato is focused on instant access. This is the high capacity content-serving equivalent of transactional performance for traditional enterprise applications. Expect to see more solutions for Web 2.0 infrasctructure that are screaming fast, but in a new way.
Robin Harris has a nice analysis of their new idea and product here.
By the way, Atrato is a river in Columbia that Atrato (the company) says is the fastest in the world. Creative name choice!