In a move announced by press release today at 8am EST catching industry analysts flatfooted, IBM leaped to the front lines of the solid state storage devices wars. In a single bold stroke they can lay the claim of having the fastest, most advanced solid state storage technology for their engineered systems. IBM has agreed to purchase TMS: lock, stock and RamSan.Press Release
I went to bed last night wearing the red shirts of TMS. However, having been a fan of Star Trek since it first made its TV debut, I should have known that red shirts are usually gone by the first commercial. Rather than meet death as any brave red-shirted Star Trek security would, I have instead been converted to a blue shirt in a wholly painless and so far, enjoyable, process. TMS will be a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM at closing later this year with the ranks and privileges that entails. I guess I may have to resolve even to like AIX…J.
So watch this blog as TMS becomes a part of the IBM universe for announcements and the joys of becoming a part of an iconic undisputed leader in the computer world.