Partnership and funding announcements from: March 11, 2011
-- STEC and Hitachi Data Systems, LSI and Supermicro, Imation and Encryptx, Gluster and RightScale, Emulex and Juniper, Coraid and Arista Networks, Rorke Data and Avnet, and Scality.
WD to buy Hitachi GST for $4.3 billion March 7, 2011
-- Consolidation in the storage industry continued today with Western Digital’s announcement that it plans to acquire Hitachi Global Storage Technologies (Hitachi GST).
HP Virtualized Storage Infrastructure March 6, 2011
-- The HP Virtualized Storage Infrastructure is a combination of complementary HP products that aims to bridge the gap between server and storage virtualization. It is storage component of HP's overarching converged infrastructure vision.