Part 5of5: Elastic Storage Productizes IBM’s Watson R&D
IBM’s announcement of its new codenamed “Elastic Storage” solution, part of its larger software-defined storage (SDS) portfolio, is dramatic by most any measure. According to the company, “Elastic Storage” performs unprecedentedly, scales infinitely and reduces storage costs by up to 90% via automatic tiering—moving data to the most economic storage hardware. In addition, like other products in IBM’s SDS portfolio, Elastic Storage can access/process any type of data (structured, semi-structured and unstructured) on any storage media (including tape, HDDs, SSDs and Flash) on any platform (including IBM’s competitors) without geographical limitations.
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NOTE: This column was originally published in the Pund-IT Perspectives.