Samsung buys maker of software for caching SSDs




Samsung has for an undisclosed sum taken over a US maker of software for caching SSDs. It is not known what the Koreans on the table for the company, Proximal Data.

Proximal Data was founded in 2011 and develops server caching software, input / output focuses on virtual machines such as VMware ESXi and Microsoft Hyper-V. The software ensures that frequently used data can be easily managed and stored, which would improve performance.

Samsung wants to be able to better focus on the acquisition software for SSDs in servers, says the company in a press release. This hopes to secure its position in the server and data market. Korean technology giant

The acquisition of Proximal Data follows after Samsung two years ago in the pouch fumbled for Nvelo also a US developer of caching SSDs. The main product of Nvelo was Dataplex, software input / output when using an SSD as a caching-medium besides a hdd optimizes. This technology fits Samsung since last year in its products.

Caching SSD’s are important to include notebooks, where adding full SSDs can raise the price significantly. Caching SSD’s are a cheap solution for improved performance compared to HDD-only models to offer and still provide a lot of storage capacity at the same time here.


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