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$19 billion Western Digital acquisition of SanDisk gets EC approval

Disk Cloud

The European Commission has announced its approval of the proposed take over of storage vendor SanDisk by Western Digital. The merger of the two US-based storage rivals will not adversely affect competition in Europe, the EC has ruled.

Western Digital and IBM in distributed storage license agreement


IBM and Western Digital have announced that they are entering into an intellectual property sharing arrangement, in the form of a formal patent cross-license agreement.

Data consumption outgrows personal storage capabilities – research

Cloud storage

The sheer weight of data is growing far too fast for personal storage devices to cope, says new research which will delight device makers and disappoint cloud storage providers, if true.

Western Digital buys SanDisk for $19 billion for its cloud driving flash

Disk Cloud

Hard disk vendor Western Digital is to buy chip maker SanDisk for around $19 billion as the consolidation of the chip-making industry continues.

Western Digital-backed Avere scores $20m for hybrid cloud storage

Avere plans to use the $20m to double down on its recently developed hybrid cloud storage tech

Hybrid cloud and NAS storage vendor Avere has secured $20m in its latest round of financing, bring the total amount the company has raised to just over $72m. The company said the funding round, led by storage incumbent Western Digital, will be used to accelerate development and marketing of its hybrid cloud storage solutions.