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Computer Business Review: IBM's SVC to Support NetApp, Mainframe Linux

Aug 02, 2005, 11:30 (0 Talkback[s])

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"IBM Corp's SAN Volume Controller virtualization system is to support Network Appliance Inc's NAS gear and mainframes running Linux, the company said this week.

"The support for NetApp gear is no surprise, given that IBM has already announced its plan to sell OEM'ed or rebadged NetApp gear later this year, in order to fill out its NAS portfolio. The integration between the two companies' products will see IBM support the SVC when used with NetApp arrays serving data at the block level. When NetApp's gear delivers data at the file level, the SVC's virtualization engine will be 'interoperable' with NetApp's V-series virtualization software..."

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