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IBM's Pseudo-Secret Grid Strategy

So, IBM has finally pushed its XIV clustering technology out, albeit in an extremely low-key note that recently appeared on the vendors Website.

Since acquiring XIV for a rumored $350 million earlier this year, IBM has maintained pretty much radio silence about its plans for the little-known Israeli startup.

Now, Armonk is adding some flesh to the bones of this strategy, although IBM execs, for some reason, opted to sneak their XIV technology out under the radar, with not so much as a press release.

The IBM XIV Storage System, which appeared on the IBM Website last week, is the rebranded version of XIV’s Nextra technology.

With 180 1-Tbyte SATA drives, 24 4-Gbit/s Fibre Channel ports, and six ports of 1-Gbit/s iSCSI, IBM is already touting the XIV System as the next big thing in grid computing. In a statement on its Website, the company said:

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