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Intel Optane is Quick
Intel's Optane storage units are now in the wild and while currently they are only available in 375GB, the fact is they are blistering fast. Also, they are ridiculously expensive at $1,520 for this particular unit. Later this year they will be available in 750GB and 1.5TB units, but for now they are relegated to this 375GB size.
Storage is a big bottleneck, and the Optane SSDs will reduce latency. That will improve the productivity of servers, and will help in applications like analytics, which deal with large data sets. Optane could be used for for caching or long-term or short-term storage.