Micron bags UK virtualisation vendor Virtensys
Micron says PCIe technology will allow SSD capacity sharing
By Lucas Mearian | Computerworld US | Published: 08:55, 23 January 2012
Micron Technology on Friday announced it has signed an agreement to acquire Virtensys Ltd., a UK-based provider of PCIe-sharing products. No financial details on the deal were released.
For example, Virtensys' VIO-4000 Series PCIe Sharing appliances can virtualise network and storage connectivity to a rack of servers, providing up to 80Gbps of Ethernet uplink bandwidth, 32 Gbps of Fibre Channel bandwidth, and/or up to 16TB of local storage connectivity to up to 16 servers.
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Edward Doller, Micron's chief memory systems architect, said the acquisition would enable "a combination of enterprise technology solutions that have the opportunity to virtualise SSD storage on the path to a more flexible and dynamic datacentre ."
Micron will continue to support their deployment of I/O virtualisation products. We have been working closely with Virtensys to include our PCIe SSD [P320] into their appliance and plan on rolling that solution out later this year," Doller said.
Micron said it expects the transaction to close by the end of the month.