A Quick Comment on IBM FlashSystem
It’s been pointed out to me from time to time that I don’t give IBM a fair mention when talking about all-flash systems. According to Gartner, IBM are in the top right quadrant of the AFA MQ and therefore classed as leaders and visionaries. So, let’s spend a few moments to discuss their strategy and products.
IBM completed the acquisition of TMS (Texas Memory Systems) in October 2012. The company (TMS) has a long history of developing memory-based storage products, based initially on DRAM and later SLC and eMLC technology. I looked at…