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SearchStorage: IBM Open Source Gang Missing Key Players

Oct 27, 2005, 16:45 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Jo Maitland)

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"Experts at the show seem to agree that it's a positive move by IBM, but until it's backed by all the major hardware players, particularly EMC, it's a nonstarter. 'It's ironic that a positive community effort like this ends up pointing to how polarized the industry is... It's probably going to trigger an equally strong reaction on the opposite side,' said Urlich Franke, a storage architect in Germany who declined to give his company name. 'If EMC's not part of it, that's half the market closed to you,' he added.

"IBM hopes this won't be for long. 'EMC has been invited to join, but they haven't made a decision yet,' said Laura Sanders, vice president of TotalStorage products and solutions at IBM.

"This was apparently news to EMC..."

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