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Western Digital to acquire Tegile

Deal which is expected to close early in September ups the vendor’s flash storage game

Western Digital to acquire Tegile
Western Digital says it expects to close the acquisition during the week of September 4, 2017.

Storage giant Western Digital has unveiled a deal to acquire Tegile Systems, a maker of flash storage technologies focused on enterprise data centres.

The deal-the terms of which weren't disclosed-follows the acquisition of flash vendor Nimble by Hewlett Packard Enterprise for $1bn earlier this year.

Founded in 2009, California-based Tegile Systems specialises in all-flash and hybrid-flash storage offerings for enterprises, leveraging its speedy IntelliFlash architecture. The company had just last week unveiled a new line of arrays based entirely on high-performance NVMe (non-volatile memory express) all-flash technology. Tegile will bring 1,700 customers to Western Digital, according to a news release.

Western Digital said it expects to close the acquisition during the week of September 4, 2017.

In the release, the company said the Tegile products will complement its own ActiveScale products, which focus on big data. Tegile will become part of Western Digital's Data Centre Systems (DCS) business unit.

"By combining Tegile's innovative storage system software with Western Digital's global scale and combination of components and systems, we expect DCS to capture a sizable share of flash array demand," said Phil Bullinger, senior vice president and general manager of Western Digital's Data Centre Systems unit, in a news release.

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