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Offline paul  
#1 Posted : Thursday, August 16, 2012 12:57:45 PM(UTC)
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IBM has a long history in serving up storage solutions, and will continue to add to it by entering into a definitive agreement to acquire Texas Memory Systems (TMS), a company that develops high-performance solid state storage solutions.

"The TMS strategy and solution set align well with our Smarter Computing approach to information technology by helping clients realize increased performance and efficiencies at lower costs," said Brian Truskowski, general manager, Systems Storage and Networking, IBM. "Solid state technology, in particular, is a critical component of our new Smarter Storage approach to the design and deployment of storage infrastructures, and part of a holistic approach that exploits flash in conjunction with disk and tape technologies to solve complex problems."

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What you can extract from that is IBM isn't likely to use this acquisition to serve the home consumer market. The company it's acquiring specializes in rackmount, PCIe, and digital signage storage solutions as part of its RamSan family. Over time, IBM says it will integrate TMS technologies into a variety of its own solutions, including storage, servers, software, and PureSystems offerings.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Offline Erakith  
#2 Posted : Thursday, August 16, 2012 4:29:48 PM(UTC)
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Ooooh that's interesting.. That could shape up to be quite the powerful partnership.

Offline nicoletoledo  
#3 Posted : Thursday, August 16, 2012 10:56:17 PM(UTC)
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And also might lower ssd prices even more

Offline insidesin  
#4 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2012 2:09:44 AM(UTC)
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Possibly, but they all seem to stick with the same business model.

Offline fat78  
#5 Posted : Friday, August 17, 2012 6:21:01 AM(UTC)
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The prices for ssds are already in free fall, went from $2 a GB to under $1 a GB in just about a year and a half. New egg has a nice deal for a 240gb drive for 180.

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