WD completes $US685m Virident purchase

Flash storage brand to be integrated into HGST

Western Digital’s (WD) flash storage expansion drive has moved through yet another phase, with the storage vendor announcing it has completed its acquisition of Virident Systems for $US685 million.

Virident is a manufacturer of server-side flash storage for virtualisation, database, Cloud computing, and webscale applications. It is known for its FlashMax portfolio.

The brand will be integrated into HGST, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WD, which was purchased from Hitachi.

The Virident acquisition is in line with HGST’s goal of addressing the changing needs of enterprise customers by delivering storage solutions which maximise application performance by leveraging the tightly coupled server, storage, and network resources of converged datacentre infrastructures.

“Virident has advanced PCIe flash hardware and software solutions that accelerate application performance and virtualisation of memory and storage resources,” HGST president Mike Cordano said.

“Our datacentre customers will be able to share SSD storage capacity across applications and servers, for greater efficiency, agility, and scale.”

Virident chief executive officer (CEO), Mike Gustafson, will fill the role of senior-vice president, leading the Virident team, and will report to Cordano.

WD bought energy-efficient storage systems provider, Skyera, for $US51m earlier this year, as well as SSD optimisation software company, Velobit, for an undisclosed amount. It also acquired SSD manufacturer, sTec, for $US340m in July.

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