IBM buys solid state technology Developer

IBM logoIBM has a hand in many of the happenings in the field of technology today, but solid state technology is one area where it has yet to make an impact, but that may not last for much longer.

The reason IBM hasn't awed anyone on the solid state flash memory segment is simple: lack of IP and R&D expertise.

This shortcoming will be addressed through the acquisition of Texas Memory Systems, or TMS for short, a privately-held developer of flash storage from Houston.

IBM will work to develop TMS' existing product portfolio while adding its inventions to its PureSystems and other storage, server and software offerings.

Knowing that TMS has been around since 1978, the NAND and RAM-based IP under its belt is considerable.

Also, we have no doubt that IBM's affinity for rackmount servers helped in leading to this acquisition, given TMS's RamSan family of such systems and PCI Express cards. Server sprawl, power consumption, cooling, and floor space requirements should all go down once a TMS RamSan comes into play.

Analysts are already head over heels to figure out what IBM's move means for the future.

“IBM will gain a significant flash storage technical boost with TMS and integrate the technologies across its hardware and software portfolios to further solidify IBM’s reduced TCO, high-ROI messages with faster performance, greater efficiency and improved reliability,” said Krista Macomber, an analyst of computing and storage practice at Technology Business Research.

“Most significantly, IBM will integrate the technology into its PureFlex and PureApplications offerings for truly end-to-end systems differentiated in part by integrated flash technologies to better manage and derive greater business insight from data.”

With the buyout of TSMC, IBM will gain another 100 employees. The deal should close by the end of the year (2012).

“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 of systems storage and networking at IBM.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: IBM, servers, SSD

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
The smartphone could come with a 4,200mAh battery
 
New iTunes backup password verification system exists in parallel to the much stronger, older iOS 9 system
 
 
ARM's new Bifrost architecture, which focuses on high-end 4K and VR experiences
 
Apple’s 2017 iPhone could employ the use of Samsung’s Flexible OLED Atomic Layer Deposition Technology
 
Redmond not willing to pay so much for Twitter
 
Foxconn and Pegatron will both be behind the production
 
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
HP Slate 7 is a 7-inch Android 4 Tablet PC with good sound
A cost-effective, 7-inch tablet PC from a renowned manufacturer
October 25, 2013 / 4
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930 




Poll

Do you like Windows 10?
or leave your own version in comments (32)