Man in the Arena Pavilion

A good friend of mine is a venture capitalist.  He likes to jump into emerging market segments when the “water gets frothy.”  A quick Google search of “NVMe-oF” yields 26 million results in just under .7 seconds.  5 years ago, the same search would turn up, at best 2,600.  The NVMe-oF water is indeed getting frothy.   Big Storage has taken notice.  Yesterday brought another announcement.  This one comes from the expert marketeers at Pure Storage who offer a dramatically cooler name for our nerdy RDMA-over-Converged Ethernet (RoCE™).  The newly christened DirectFlash Fabric™ is a fabulous story of disaggregation, hyper-scalability,…