Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fusion-io Acquires ID7 for Software Defined Storage

Fusion-io has acquired ID7, a start-up developing software defined storage (SDS) solutions, for an undisclosed sum.

Established in 2006, ID7 is a UK-based storage technology company specializing in the development of storage software solutions across all types of interfaces including iSCSI, Fibre Channel and InfiniBand. The ID7 engineering team is the primary developer of the SCST storage subsystem, which is a SCSI target subsystem for Linux operating systems that enables advanced functionality, including replication, thin provisioning, deduplication, high availability, and automatic backup on any Linux server or appliance.

“Software defined storage platforms are key to delivering peak performance and efficiency in today’s datacenters,” said David Flynn, Fusion-io CEO and Chairman. “ID7 has provided valuable contributions to the industry, making us excited to welcome them to our ION Data Accelerator team as we continue to grow our business with the expertise of many of the world’s most innovative engineers.”