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HDS was prompted to buy BlueArc because IBM was making a move against the fast filer firm, or so a source says. Recall that big storage array shipper Hitachi Data Systems had a reseller agreement with BlueArc for some time, and that BlueArc uses HDS disk shelves as backing store behind its hardware-accelerated NAS heads. Then, …

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Not sure about that....

If that was the play why bring out the Unified Gateway for the Storwize V7000 this week?

That is not a product that was produced in the few weeks between HDS buying BlueArc and now, also BlueArc is closer to a High Performance SONAS competitor than N Series really.

Just does not stack up for me.

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You did see the IBM V7000 Unified Disk System (filer) announcement?

http://www-03.ibm.com/systems/storage/disk/storwize_v7000/

Realizing that it's a big industry, the Reg can't follow it all :)

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