Why Storage Needs To Become Like A Nest Thermostat

The storage should optimize itself constantly within the constraints we give it. If it meets your demands, it should then optimize for power, or put data somewhere else, or take up less space, etc. All the “hard” tasks that are impossible for a human to do, are exactly possible for a machine to do. We just don’t want to let it do it for some unknown reason. It’s true outside of storage of course, but storage is awful at this. We’d want the same things to apply to application workloads – and forget about storage/server/network stuff altogether, but we need to walk before we run.

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