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IBM has stealthily released a smaller version of its StorWize V7000, the V3500, restricting its sale to Taiwan, mainland China, Hong Kong and the Chinese territory of Macau. Big Blue hasn't explained why the handy little V3500 won't ship outside of PROC and ROC*. The Storwize V7000 is a mid-range block storage array using SAN …

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Anonymous Coward

Could it be patents

Could it be patents that are not enforceable in PROC/ROC?

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Re: Could it be patents

What? Unless there is a patent for making a smaller version of a system you sell in the US, I don't think that is the case. I think it is that developing nations, generally, have smaller businesses with smaller data requirements.

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