Is IBM just a big kid hording toys in a sandbox, or is it more like the aging Trump triumphing in real estate?
Whichever it is, there's no doubt that IBM has staying power. Incorporated in 1911, but with roots tracing as far back as 1888, IBM seems to lurk in every technical corner. Storage is no exception. This week's Strategic Storage Vendor feature takes a look at IBM storage and where it's headed.
SearchStorage.com recently spoke with two key IBM people -- Jai Menon, director and chief technologist for Storage Systems Architecture and Design in IBM Systems Group, and Jens Tiedemann, vice president of IBM TotalStorage Open Software -- about their views on storage. We also interviewed two analysts -- Randy Kerns, partner at the Evaluator Group, and Peter Gerr, analyst at the Enterprise Strategy Group -- for a sanity check on where they think IBM excels and also where it falls short. At the end of our feature, you'll find recent news headlines and other resources specifically about IBM.
So walk through this interactive Q&A and learn what you need to know about one of the storage giants we've selected for a closer look. Keep in mind that the industry changes quickly -- this info is current as of end of July 2004. Stay tuned for our next update on IBM in about six months.
Recent IBM news headlines
IBM, Cisco spruce up SVC
IBM wafts into WAFS
IBM profit up by 17%, bucks industry trend
IBM powers up to attack server market
IBM, ADIC swap patents
IBM ups interoperability of SAN File System
IBM offers low cost disk, tamper-proof tape
User refuses to be IBM virtualization guinea pig
IBM promises lower bill for remote replication
IBM promises more integrated management