Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/13/ibm_trying_to_get_storage_edge/

IBM tells Vegas crowd: Software-defined? Yeah, we're all about that

Storage buzzword bonanza in gamers' paradise

By Chris Mellor

Posted in Storage, 13th June 2013 08:36 GMT

IBM Edge Based temporarily at the Mandelay Bay hotel on the Las Vegas strip for its Edge conference, Big Blue has blasted out a set of storage announcements. IBM appears to be taking its shot at the ever-expanding storage market as the Big Data era begins in earnest.

At the event, IBM rolled out its TMS acquisition-based FlashSystem appliances. The models include:

Essentially these are re-branded TMS RamSan boxes. For example, the RamSan 820.

Big Blue also announced:

IBM wrapped these things in a "Software-Defined Environment" wrapper, which is now part of its Smarter Computing marketing initiative. There's also a Big Data angle, with users able to get insights into and access to their data faster, according to IBM. ®