Saturday, July 13, 2013

EMC bets on flash storage with ScaleIO buy

Boosting its portfolio of solid state storage technologies, EMC is acquiring ScaleIO, a purveyor of storage management software, for an undisclosed amount of cash.

EMC plans to fold ScaleIO’s software into its EMC XtremSW Suite of software for managing server-based flash storage arrays. ScaleIO operations will be placed under the EMC Flash Product Division.

The company will also combine the software with PCIe flash cards to provide storage systems designed for private clouds and service providers.

“The addition of ScaleIO to our portfolio will enable EMC customers to build protected, shared storage pools from in-server direct-attached storage (DAS), such as XtremSF PCie Flash cards—while not limiting them to any storage media type or form factor,” wrote Zahid Hussain, senior vice president and general manager for EMC Flash Products Division, in a blog post announcing the pending acquisition.

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