IBM Lassos Texas Memory Systems For Flashy Storage
August 27, 2012 Timothy Prickett Morgan
IBM has been partnering with SandForce, now part of storage controller maker LSI, and Fusion-io for server-based PCI-Express cards with flash memory welded onto them to boost server performance. But now, with the acquisition of Texas Memory Systems, there’s a new flash storage sheriff in town.
Just as I was getting ready to go on holiday on August 16, IBM shelled out an undisclosed wad of cash to acquire TMS, which is the pioneer in memory-based accelerated storage. The company was founded in Houston back in 1978, at the dawn of the minicomputer and supercomputer ages, in