IBM Solidifies SSD Strategy With Texas Memory Acquisition

In what could be one of the most important acquisitions of the year, IBM today announced plans to acquire Texas Memory Systems. While the details will be presented later on today, we think this is an excellent move on the part of IBM. Texas Memory brings a deep technical bench and excellent leadership that will allow IBM to differentiate itself from other large storage vendors.

As we described in our article “IBM Storage Makes Its SSD Case” this purchase significantly strengthens IBM’s SSD Strategy. As the Texas Memory products are integrated into the IBM portfolio it puts IBM on par, if not ahead of EMC for completeness of flash offering.

Now the race will be to see who can address the integration of all of these flash domains (server, network, storage) as well as automate these domains. Doing so is a key requirement in eliminating performance sprawl as we describe in our latest chalk talk video:

See below for more information on reasons why Texas Memory was so attractive to IBM:

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Twelve years ago George Crump founded Storage Switzerland with one simple goal; to educate IT professionals about all aspects of data center storage. He is the primary contributor to Storage Switzerland and is a heavily sought after public speaker. With over 25 years of experience designing storage solutions for data centers across the US, he has seen the birth of such technologies as RAID, NAS and SAN, Virtualization, Cloud and Enterprise Flash. Prior to founding Storage Switzerland he was CTO at one of the nation's largest storage integrators where he was in charge of technology testing, integration and product selection.

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2 comments on “IBM Solidifies SSD Strategy With Texas Memory Acquisition
  1. Mangelinovich says:

    Hi George, Great chat talk. Check out what IBM is doing with Gen 5 FC networking and IBM FlashSystems!

  2. […] Memory Systems was a personal favorite of mine so I had concerns when IBM acquired them in August of 2012. With cautious optimism, I’ve been watching IBM to see what they did with their […]

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