Analysis Composable infrastructure startup DriveScale believes composability is not primarily about hardware. Its CEO told us: “Hardware doesn’t drive software any more” and “SoCs are everywhere now”, so “use the network as your backplane” because “100Gbit Ethernet is faster than PCIe 4 lane”.
“It’s all about the software. The box is a necessary evil… Big system vendors don’t make anything anymore – they just sell things. It’s not a pleasant business to be in.”
We spoke to the startup at its Silicon Valley HQ in early December, where we heard a bit about its view on the rackscale IT situation.