Several companies believe SSD technology is ready for mission-critical data.
By Chris Smith
Those handy little flash drives are as common today as floppies used to be, and laptops, such as the recently announced 17-inch Apple MacBook Pro, are offering optional, if a bit pricey, 256 GB solid-state drives (SSDs). So when will SSDs be ready for enterprise computing? Turns out they are already here.
The System i QSYSOPR message queue, a chronological log of events from IBM i, contains a wealth of information. Application, storage, hardware, security, and systems management errors and other events are all posted to this queue. But more than 95 percent of these events may be unimportant "noise." And one of the most critical aspects of message automation is to "cut out the noise" by focusing on the important messages and ignoring the unimportant ones.