IBM recently announced plans to offer a portfolio of Linux-enabled storage products. According to IBM, customers running Linux applications will be able to store and integrate data in a variety of formats on any platform.
Linda Sanford, senior vice president of IBM's Storage Systems Group, said, "unlike our competitors, IBM has moved beyond a simple acknowledgement of the Linux movement by embracing the open source and open standards philosophy into our storage networking solutions."
The planned line of Linux-enabled products announced includes an enterprise storage server, Linux compatibility for IBM's Modular Storage Server , Linux support for the IBM FAStT200 and FAStT500 disk storage servers connected to Intel-based servers, Linear Tape Open (LTO) Ultrium(tm) drives supporting Linux for tape back-up solutions, and the Linux-enabling of Tivoli storage management software.
|Scale-up||Scale-out||Raw capacity||Fibre Channel||Ethernet/iSCSI|
|Kaminario K2||Yes||Yes||4 PB||16 x 16 Gbps||16 X 25GbE|
|Dell EMC PowerMax||Yes||Yes||4 PB||17 x 16 Gbps||17 X 25GbE|
|X-IO ISE 900||Yes||Yes||4 PB||18 x 16 Gbps||18 X 25GbE|
|HPE StoreFabric M-Series||Yes||Yes||4 PB||19 x 16 Gbps||19 X 25GbE|
|Netapp AFA A800||Yes||Yes||4 PB||20 x 16 Gbps||20 X 25GbE|