by Lyle Smith

HGST Announces Acquisition of Skyera

HGST, a Western Digital company, ha announced they have completed an all-cash acquisition of Skyera, a developer solid-state storage systems specifically for scale-out cloud and enterprise data centers. This acquisition will have Skyera fully integrated into HGST to improve their existing solid-state storage capabilities and portfolio. The company also indicated that this will allow HGST to broaden its range of innovation, allowing them to develop new and growing opportunities in data center storage infrastructure. 

Skyera’s newest second-generation all-flash array, the skyHawk FS, provides capacity up to 136TB of raw flash in a 1U rack space. It also features a competitive price point, which allows companies to update their legacy storage platform to solid-state flash storage at a very reasonable price. This, as well as its entire portfolio of solid-state storage systems, is in line with HGST's focus on data center storage solutions and helping users to manage the huge volume, velocity and variety of data for better efficiency and reliability in managing data through its lifecycle. HGST says that it is striving on developing innovative products that address the rapidly evolving needs of cloud service providers and enterprises through the tight integration of advanced software and hardware. 

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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