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ZDNet UK: IBM Plans Open-Source Storage Strategy

Dec 23, 2002, 16:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Stephen Shankland)

"To encourage the broadest possible support for its forthcoming 'Storage Tank' technology, IBM will release an open-source version of the software needed to let servers tap into the next-generation storage system.

"Big Blue is working with an undisclosed open-source group on the software and will release the code when the product is generally available in 2003, said David Pease, manager of storage software at IBM's Almaden Research Center and leader of the 5-year-old Storage Tank project. In addition, IBM plans to publish the communication method fundamental to the next-generation storage project.

"The collaborative approach is the most recent example of IBM trying to capitalise on the momentum of the open-source movement..."

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