Computer maker IBM missed its estimates in the first quarter of 2013 with hardware sales slowing down. But the company sees a substantial future in flash storage.
Enterprise solid-state drive maker Skyera has raised $51.6 million in its second round of funding, with hopes that it can make a dent in a crowded flash storage field.
PernixData provides software to virtualize server-side flash memory. The first product will be launched in the next three months, and is aimed at large enterprises that use virtualization in their data center.
Seagate will immediately start selling a complete line of Flash-based technologies to its other partners (including OEMs), and Virident will be using Seagate's ample marketing and distribution channels.
SolidFire, a promising solid-state storage maker for cloud services, has finally launched into general availability and announced its first customers after a year of relatively low-profile activity.
Venture capitalists are clambering to fund flash storage startups, the new wave of technologies that are disrupting the traditional data center. The latest announcement comes from Virident Systems, a Milpitas, California-based company which had no trouble raising $26 million dollars in fourth round funding led by Mitsui Global Investors.
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Showing the increasing importance of flash memory these days, Apple is said to be interested in purchasing Anobit, an Israeli company that makes specialized technology for flash memory, for somewhere between $400 million and $500 million.
If the report is …