Solid state requires storage re-design — Storage Soup Blog by Randy Kerns

By , Thursday, August 30th 2012

Categories: Analyst Blogs

Tags: EMC, IBM, SSD, Storage Soup, Texas Memory Systems, XtremIO,

IBM’s acquisition of Texas Memory Systems is the latest salvo in the battle of heavyweights as companies position themselves to offer primary storage based on solid-state technology.

It’s important for IT professionals to understand that solid-state technology is used in storage for more than just specialty devices. IBM acquired more than flash storage systems from Texas Memory. The acquisition includes a storage controller designed to turn solid-state drives (SSDs) into the primary storage medium instead of solid-state masquerading as a spinning disk drive. This major acquisition follows the earlier acquisition of XtremIO by EMC.

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