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June SCSUG Meeting Follow-up

This is a bit later than usual as the meeting was a week ago now, but I wanted to post it anyways to thank SCSUG member Don King for stepping in on short notice to fill a hole in our speaker schedule.  Even though he didn't have a lot of notice, Don was able to put together an excellent presentation on EFD devices and how they can benefit your company.  The attendance was down a bit this month, but I believe that to be mainly a factor of TechEd going on at the same time.

Don talked about how EFD's (Enterprise Flash Drives) differed from common SSD's (Solid State Drives) that you would buy for your home computer and cited real life examples of the performance gains he had seen in a large scale deployment.  He also debunked several of the myths surrounding using Solid State devices in a production server.  Following his presentation, there were a few questions on File Deduplication; and even though it was not part of his planned presentation, he switched over to the white board to explain how that process worked and answer all the questions pertaining to it without missing a beat. 

Thanks again to Don for taking the time to put together a presentation on such short notice and sharing his knowledge with us.


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