IBM, claiming to be the first vendor to crack the code on virtual desktop storage, is set to debut a technology at the VMWorld conference in Las Vegas that executives say reduces storage costs by up to 80 percent, CNET reports. IBM claims to have resolved one of the biggest barriers impeding the spread of storage virtualization: the cost and complexity of dealing with storage. It’s not an insignificant consideration. Storage can turn into one of the–if not the–most expensive components of any virtual desktop setup. If IBM’s technology lives up to the claim, that could go a long way toward allaying some of the lingering concerns about virtualization…

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