Computerworld: Sources Say IBM to Drop Windows-based Storage
Jul 07, 2003, 16:00 (6 Talkback[s])
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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..."