DAS aggravation or Disaggregation?

A disturbing trend is occurring with cloud-scale and enterprise accounts where the deployment of NVMe SSDs is capped at less than 3TB.  The reason?  Node recovery.  With DAS deployments, the average recovery time for 1TB of NVMe can take hours and negatively impact application performance!   The result?  We are deploying complete nodes (servers, storage, network, memory) to accommodate capacity growth when all we really need are fatter SSDs.   Modern applications were designed to scale out using Direct-Attached Storage (DAS) with many servers working together processing sharded data in a parallel fashion.  In most cases, customers have enjoyed the…