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IBM is letting storage hardware revenues slip gently off into the night

Analysis IBM's fourth quarter and full year 2016 results showed the now traditional storage hardware revenue decline, while all-flash array and software-defined storage revenues grew double digits. IBM's results announcement material said that storage HW revenues were down 10 per cent on the year. Our calculation is that they are thus …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jan 2017

IBM: Cognitive computing needs flash arrays, mark our words

IBM has announced all-flash versions of three DS8880 monolithic arrays revealed last year, with increased flash capacities and a coat of cognitive marketing paint. The previous systems were the DS8884, DS8886 and DS8888. Now we have all-flash variants, denoted by an "F" suffix. These arrays are tailored to provide storage for …
Chris Mellor, 12 Jan 2017
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IBM bungs deduplication in FlashSystem arrays

IBM launched three new all-flash array products, including an all-flash DS8888 monolithic array. It says the three products each have a minimum latency of 250 microseconds, and use IBM's proprietary format flash drives, called MicroLatency modules. Big Blue says the MicroLatency technology transfers data within the flash …
Chris Mellor, 28 Apr 2016
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About that IBM hardware revenues dive: Blame storage, says CFO

IBM's storage hardware revenues declined by 19 per cent year-on-year in its third 2015 quarter, continuing a four-and-a-half year fall. IBM_Storage_HW_revs_to_Q3fy2015 IBM Storage hardware revenues to Q3 2015. IBM CFO Martin Schroeter put IBM's revenue declines in the context of IBM switching from declining businesses to …
Chris Mellor, 20 Oct 2015
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Big Blue’s big storage iron gets bigger: DS8880 array uncloaked

IBM has a new high-end array, the DS8880, sporting a faster processing complex which can double sequential data access speed1 over the previous (DS8870) generation through new Power8 controllers. The DS8000 arrays are at the absolute top end of the monolithic storage array tree, and are on the same general level as EMC’s VMAX …
Chris Mellor, 14 Oct 2015

El Reg drills into IBM: The storage biz's got that sinking feeling

Analysis With the tremendous noise of chickens coming home to roost, IBM's first quarter storage revenues carried on crashing down with depressed revenues. We covered IBM's overall results here and pointed out that IBM's poor hardware product-based revenues were dragging the overall results down. Within that segment, storage results …
Chris Mellor, 17 Apr 2014

Big Blue's storage performance badly bitten by pack of mid-range canines

IBM's storage business is shrinking and has been doing so for about four years. The third 2013 quarter's results confirm the trend, with an 11 per cent year-on-year decline to $695.5 million. This shows that action needs to be taken to prevent IBM falling out of the leading storage supplier ranks. A chart of its recent fiscal …
Chris Mellor, 21 Oct 2013
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Big Blue spruces big storage box

IBM has updated its high-end DS8000 monolithic storage array with a Power6-processor-based DS87000 model, meaning users will get data faster. The system has dual 2-way or 4-way processors and uses PCIe bus technology and new adapters. It is a FICON-only product for mainframe connectivity; the older ESCON channel technology has …
Chris Mellor, 23 Oct 2009
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3PAR picks up share from EMC, HDS and IBM

As expected, 3PAR's results were not great in a bare numbers sense, but a comparison with EMC and other enterprise storage array competition implies that 3PAR is gaining market share. The company's virtualised InServ arrays compete for enterprise storage business with EMC Symmetrix, HDS USP, HP EVA and XP, and IBM's DS8000 and …
Chris Mellor, 5 Aug 2009
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IBM upgrades DS series by the numbers

References to a mysterious IBM storage array are popping up across the web. Is this the hardware refresh of IBM's flagship DS8000 storage array line? The first reference we spotted was from Freddie Sanchez, a firmware engineering guy at IBM in Arizona. His LinkedIn entry reads: "I develop and maintain embedded software for the …
Chris Mellor, 20 Jul 2009
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IBM's winter storage blast

As part of its Dynamic Infrastructure announcement IBM has announced a deduplication appliance, encrypting high-end DS8000 arrays and low-end XIV storage products. The TS7650 ProtecTIER Deduplication Appliance (PDA?) is, of course, based on last year's Diligent acquisition. It offers fast sub-file level deduplication and there …
Chris Mellor, 10 Feb 2009

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