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Computer Business Review: The Open Source Storage Holy Grail

Jan 31, 2006, 19:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Tim Stammers)

"'Storage is one of the last pillars of proprietary technology, and it is about to fall. Historically, walls have circled the storage arena... they have served as technical barriers separating vendor from vendor, hardware from software, and fabric from machinery.' So said Jim Stallings, IBM's VP of intellectual property and standards at the launch of an open source software programme for the storage sector, in October this year.

"Judging by the rhetoric, the event could have been the collapse of the Berlin Wall in 1989. But the location was instead the somewhat less historic headquarters of IBM in Armonk, New York. IBM nonetheless hopes to bring walls tumbling down with the Aperi open source programme it unveiled that day..."

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