IBM, StorageTek extend agreement

Improvements to arrive in 1999

IBM and StorageTek have struck a further deal in a bid to head off opposition from competitors. The companies said that they will improve the IBM RAMAC Virtual Array next year, providing four times the number of addressable columes, from 256 to 1024. Other enhancements include the planned introduction of 3390-9 device emulation. IBM and StorageTek will also improve cache memory from 4Gb to 6Gb, coupled with faster microprocessor technology. The additions to the technology are prompted by customer need, said IBM. Over 50 per cent of SnapShot users, according to research from the Evaluator Group, have increased their online windows by four or more hours a day. ® Click here for more stories

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