Plug compatible: Difference between revisions

The first example of plug compatible IBM subsystems were tape drives and controls offered by [[Telex Communications|Telex]] beginning 1965.<ref name="Pugh">{{cite book | author=Pugh | title=IBM's 360 and Early 370 Systems | page=233 | date=1991 | display-authors=etal}}</ref> [[Memorex]] in 1968 was first to enter the IBM plug-compatible disk followed shortly thereafter by a number of suppliers such as
[[Control Data Corporation|CDC]],<ref>"Expected to produce $1 billion in revenues during fiscal 1980, CDC's peripherals business, advancing at 33% annually, is the fastest growing revenue producer within the company's diverse product line." {{cite newspaper |newspaper=Computerworld |date=August 18, 1980 |page=7 |url=
|title=CDC PCM Peripherals - $1 Billion market}}</ref> Itel, etcand [[Storage Technology Corporation]]. This was boosted by the world's largest user of computing equipment.<ref>"GSA has initiated a Government-wide replace existing leased peripheral devices
with lower cost plug-to-plug compatible equipment offered by independent suppliers. This program was aimed at permitting competitive offers of peripherals by independent suppliers." {{cite book
|title=The Creative Partnership: Government and the Professional Services
There were a wide variety of companies providing disk subsystems, including [[Memorex]] and [[Storage Technology Corporation]].
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Ultimately plug-compatible products were offered for most peripherals and system main memory.<ref>"Historical Narrative Statement of Richard B. Mancke, Franklin M. Fisher and James W. McKie," Exhibit 14971, US vs. IBM, Section 50, p. 750-796, July 1980</ref>