The Maslow’s Hierarchy of Storage

In 1943, Abraham Maslow published a paper that described Motivation Theory. In short, he suggests five interdependent levels of basic human needs (motivators) that must be satisfied in a strict sequence, ranging from fundamental level (survival) to the highest level (self-actualization). In the world of storage technologies, we think Maslow’s Hierarchy provides a compelling analogy to frame some of the most exciting and transformative developments occurring today. Prior to digging into Maslow, previous blog posts describe two major concepts: The NVME specification that standardizes high-performance access to direct-attached NVMEs, and The evolution to NVMe-oF which allows to these NVME devices…