Western Digital and SanDisk have been named as the two investors that just ploughed millions of dollars into hybrid flash array startup Tegile. Tegile's Zebi flash-disk array uses WD subsidiary HGST's disks and solid-state drives. With the WD funding, Tegile and HGST have a joint technology development. The companies are chasing …
It's great to see storage/component vendors as investors. For some reason this gives me more hope about the company being built for the longer term (conduit for products, market building) versus VCs looking for an exit the moment they invest.
Indeed. Although we are talking about Tegile. They aren't exactly known for innovation. I understand they are undercutting the competition to win (good for IT, not good for those investing in IP). It is solving a problem for IT none-the-less.
I am oversimplifying, but can someone like ASUS use commodity HW and OpenSolaris to do the same?
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