SGI (SGI) Acquires Big Data Storage Provider FileTek

October 1, 2013 5:05 PM EDT
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SGI (Nasdaq: SGI) announced it has acquired the assets of FileTek, Inc., a global provider of Big Data storage virtualization, large-scale data management, and Active Archive. This valuable acquisition expands SGI's leadership, delivering storage solutions that enable customers to manage data assets efficiently, reduce administrative overhead, and lower the cost of high-volume storage.

SGI's storage expertise spans a variety of data-intense sectors, including media/entertainment, government, and life sciences. Many customers have been using SGI storage technology for over 20 years, with deployments scaling to over 100 petabytes and nearly 2 billion files -- without experiencing data loss. SGI is committed to FileTek's customers, and intends to provide long-term stability, resources and structure for their continued success and growth.

Under the terms of the agreement, SGI has acquired the highly complementary assets of FileTek, including its StorHouse and Trusted Edge software, worldwide customers, engineering team, and services and support resources. Other terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

* Trusted Edge software adds intelligent analysis of data assets held on heterogeneous primary storage and automated, policy-based data migration for SGI InfiniteStorage" Gateway solutions.
* StorHouse software adds a proven, world-class information lifecycle management and active archive solution that includes structured data, complementing SGI's renowned DMF technology for unstructured data -- enabling organizations to manage all data assets efficiently at extreme scale.
* FileTek engineering, services, and support personnel adds to SGI expertise in helping customers design and manage petascale storage environments efficiently and cost effectively.
* SGI will continue to develop, sell, and support Trusted Edge and StorHouse products under the SGI brand, and will integrate technologies over the near and long term while protecting SGI and FileTek customer investments.

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