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The tag line is promising; on October 7th you'll wonder how you managed data on October 6th. That's what Big Blue is promising with a "new and ground-breaking [storage] solution." The word is that it will feature virtualisation, deduplication, compression - think Storwize, thin provisioning, automated tiering, and will provide …

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We too have heard some rumors ...

... about it being something in the vicinity of a "new storage system build by IBM" (not OEMed like the DS3/4/5k series) with some connection to the SVC. Sadly, no more in depth infromation was available.

To take a wild guess, i could imagine attaching a more dumb storage array to the SVC, while moving some of the array controller logic - like classic RAID or a XIV-type chunk based RAID - into the SVC.

If they'd also drop the outrageous SVC volume licensing prices by a significant portion we'd definately be game!

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Not SVC then

Anything that has a WebSphere based interface is by definition not easy to use, so that rules out SVC :-)

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Ummm...

IBM has proven that they cannot do storage. Just stop already!

On a lighter note, this sounds like it's going after the Sun SS7000

series. I wonder if IBM is dropping NetApp? Hmmm...

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No! No! NO!

You are putting the emphasis on the wrong words in that sentence. What they mean is they have created a little device, similar to the one in Men in Black, that will wipe your memories and literally make you wonder how you managed data back on the 6th.

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Yawn

It will still be stored on hard disks. This is just another storage management system or a storage OS.

The revolution will be something other than hard disks, but we're nowhere near finding a replacement. SSDs will get there, but there's the issue of write cycles.

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October 7th

Are they doing something to celebrate my birthday? That's nice of them.

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