Feeds

MYSTERY sugar daddies showering flash upstart Tegile in gold named

Just who slammed millions of dollars into mutant array slinger? Now we know

Mobile application security vulnerability report

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 greenbacks in the server virtualisation, VDI, database hosting and file services arenas.

Both WD and SanDisk piled into Tegile's $35m C-round, although the identities of the two investors have only just emerged.

Mark Long, president of Western Digital Capital, said: “Tegile has developed advanced solutions leveraging the combined strengths of HDD and SSD technology.”

Very good. And SanDisk? Sumit Sadana, an executive veep and SanDisk's chief strategy officer, said: “We believe Tegile is well positioned.”

Looks like HGST and SanDisk will be slugging it out to get the Tegile flash supply contract.

Tegile's CEO Rohit Kshetrapal was even-handed in his canned comment: "We welcome flash industry leader SanDisk as a strategic partner and investor in Tegile.”

The C-round cash will be used to "strengthen [Tegile's] sales and customer support efforts throughout its North American and European channels and to accelerate its new product/technology development". It says it has more than 300 customers using its Zebi arrays. With this cash it must be looking at getting hundreds more. ®

Bridging the IT gap between rising business demands and ageing tools

More from The Register

next story
THUD! WD plonks down SIX TERABYTE 'consumer NAS' fatboy
Now that's a LOT of porn or pirated movies. Or, you know, other consumer stuff
EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'
Plan to hammer out 'coherent' guidelines. Good luck chaps!
US judge: YES, cops or feds so can slurp an ENTIRE Gmail account
Crooks don't have folders labelled 'drug records', opines NY beak
Manic malware Mayhem spreads through Linux, FreeBSD web servers
And how Google could cripple infection rate in a second
FLAPE – the next BIG THING in storage
Find cold data with flash, transmit it from tape
Seagate chances ARM with NAS boxes for the SOHO crowd
There's an Atom-powered offering, too
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.