Storage Cloud Business Heats Up

Only a day after it launched its own e-mail cloud on October 5th, IBM announced a private data storage cloud. It’s called the Smart Business Storage Cloud, and with it, IBM will release an Information Archive. This is the latest cloud news to come from IBM, which seems eager to get into this space.

But this isn’t the only cloud product that will come down the pike from IBM. The company is promising a business-grade public storage cloud with flexible consumption models, complete with a self-service user interface. (Look over your shoulder Amazon S3; competition is heating up!)

IBM says its new product is a “true scale-out clustered model not offered by its competition,” according to a recent story on the company’s cloud<%2