and emerging markets; expanding its customer base in storage in particular has been a big
focus area for IBM recently. Second, it's the latest example of how scale-out storage software
is being paired with commodity hardware – especially running on x86 architecture – to
develop new offerings, a phenomenon we have referred to as the 'serverization' of storage.
IBM's entry into any new market segment is noteworthy in and of itself, since it helps
validate the space. Any organization looking to implement a scale-out storage system now
has another option to consider.
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