Friday, April 12, 2013

IBM to Invest $1 Billion in Flash

IBM announced plans to invest $1 billion in research and development of new Flash solutions for servers, storage systems and middleware.  Plans include opening a number of Centers of Competency around the globe to demonstrate to clients the projected performance gains that can be achieved with IBM Flash solutions.  The company said flash technology is proving to be transformative in addressing Big Data.

IBM also announced the availability of the IBM FlashSystem line of all-Flash storage appliances, which are based on technology acquired from Texas Memory Systems. The company said its FlashSystem 820 system, which is the size of a pizza box, is 20 times faster than spinning hard drives, and can store up to 24 terabytes of data.

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