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Computerworld: Sources Say IBM to Drop Windows-based Storage

Jul 07, 2003, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Lucas Mearian)

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"IBM plans to discontinue its line of Windows-based network-attached storage (NAS) devices in order to focus on higher-end products, including an upcoming file server that will run Linux, sources said [last] week.

"The sources said IBM has told them it plans to announce this month that it will stop making its TotalStorage NAS 100 and NAS 200 filers, which were designed for departmental, workgroup and low-end corporate applications. The boxes offer storage capacities of 480GB and 7TB, respectively.

"According to the sources, IBM will continue to sell its NAS Gateway 300 system, which connects servers and PCs on IP networks to storage-area networks (SAN) that are based on Fibre Channel technology. In addition, the company plans to offer a Linux-based NAS device, most likely by late this year..."

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