has begun showing off
Project X, a flash memory-based storage system developed by recently-acquired XtremIO
. Project X, due to begin shipping in early 2013, contains an advanced software feature set that includes thin provisioning
, and VMware API support. The hardware arrives as IBM digests
flash storage vendor Texas Memory, and speculation swirls that NetApp, H-P, or Dell will make a bid
for one of the remaining independent vendors, such as Violin Memory or Nimbus.