Just relaying an announcement I’m pretty excited about – VSAN ready nodes are nothing new to Cisco, but offerings to date have been in their C-series rack mount form factor. Cisco recently rolled out a new offering in the form of a B200M4 all-flash VSAN ready node. Due to the B200 slot limitations the form-factor trades raw storage capacity for performance. Even with this limitation, newer drive technology combined with innovations in data de-duplication and compression make for some pretty impressive claims.