Over the past few years, Western Digital has been on a shopping spree for flash storage vendors, snapping up a number of big names in the industry including STEC, Velobit, and Virident all in the last year alone. To add to their growing portfolio, Western Digital subsidiary HGST recently acquired Skyera as well for an undisclosed sum.
“Western Digital and Skyera have had a long-term strategic partnership. By combining Skyera’s innovative flash platform with HGST’s leading solid-state storage solutions and flash virtualization software we plan to provide breakthrough value and capabilities to help customers transform their cloud and enterprise data center infrastructure,” said Mike Cordano, president of HGST. “Flash solutions represent a large, exciting growth area for HGST and uniquely complement our existing portfolio.”
Skyera’s recent acquisition however, isn’t a huge surprise to anyone familiar with the industry. Early last year, Western Digital invested $51 billion in Skyera which helped push Skyera’s enterprise SSD solutions into the spotlight. Skyera products are now implemented in various industries such as cloud, finance, telecom, government, etc.
Source: Western Digital