By Daniel Nenni, SemiWiki
With every process node and every SOC design, engineering and IT teams are experiencing an unprecedented data explosion. User workspaces routinely exceed 10’s of GB and sometimes even 100’s of GB. Regression runs, characterization runs, design and debug of workspaces, building verification environments – all of these put a great stress on Network Attached Storage (NAS) and Cloud resources, create NFS and IO bottlenecks, and cause significant project delays. And things are only going to get worse.