Sunday, May 19, 2013

PernixData Raises $20 Million for Flash Virtualization

PernixData, a start-up based in San Jose, California, raised $20 million in Series B funding for its scale-out, software-defined storage platform.

PernixData's Flash Virtualization Platform (FVP) is targeted at virtualized data centers. The company was established in February 2012 by Poojan Kumar, a co-founder of Oracle Exadata, and Satyam Vaghani, VMware's Storage CTO, creator of VMware's clustered file system (VMFS), and architect of several storage-related innovations at VMware over the last decade.

The funding round was led by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) with additional support from existing investors Lightspeed Venture Partners and industry leaders Mark Leslie, John Thompson and Lane Bess (ex-CEO of Palo Alto Networks and current COO of Zscaler.)


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