Virident In The News

September 24, 2013

Virident Announces 4.8TB FlashMax PCIe Application Accelerator

Virident Announces 4.8TB FlashMax PCIe Application Accelerator

Storage Review - storagereview.com

Virident has announced plans to release new versions of their FlashMax PCIe application accelerators in capacities up to 4.8TB, well exceeding top-end capacities of competitive cards in the market. Virident is able to achieve the boost from today's 2.2TB Flashmax II limit by leveraging higher density NAND paired with controller and firmware improvements to manage the larger NAND pools. Virident will continue to offer the larger capacity cards in a half-height, half-length form factor with MLC NAND......

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September 21, 2013

Virident Unveils Tier-Based Partner Program

Virident Unveils Tier-Based Partner Program

Silicon Angle - siliconangle.com

Less than two weeks after agreeing to merge with Western Digital for $685 million, SSD maker Virident Systems is expanding its channel presence with a new worldwide partner program. The Virident Impact Program (VIP) features two tiers, Member and Elite, to enable partners of various sizes to incorporate FlashMAX II cards and FlashMAX Connect software into their portfolios.....

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September 19, 2013

Flash Storage Maker Virident Outlines New Channel Program

Flash Storage Maker Virident Outlines New Channel Program

The Var Guy - thevarguy.com

Flash storage maker Virident, fresh off its $645 million acquisition by Western Digital (WDS), offered up the blueprint of its upcoming Virident Impact Program (VIP) that will enable channel partners to resell its FlashMAX II hardware and FlashMAX Connect Software Suite to customers....

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September 17, 2013

Virident Systems launches formal channel partner program

Virident Systems launches formal channel partner program

Tech Target - techtarget.com

Server-side flash storage vendor Virident Systems Inc., which recently announced plans to be acquired by Western Digital Corp., got the go-ahead to continue with plans to implement a new worldwide channel program called the Virident Impact Program. Six-year-old Virident Systems -- which announced on Sept. 9 that it signed a definitive merger agreement under which it will be acquired by Hitachi GST (HGST), a wholly owned subsidiary of Western Digital...

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September 13, 2013

Western Digital Buys Fast-Growing Virident For $685 Million

Western Digital Buys Fast-Growing Virident For $685 Million

Forbes - forbes.com

On September 9, Western Digital subsidiary, HGST — formerly known as Hitachi Global Storage Technologies — acquired flash storage hardware and software supplier, Virident, for $685 million in cash. Virident’s CEO, Mike Gustafson, is now Senior Vice President of HGST and in a September 12 interview conveyed his excitement about continuing to lead its “very high growth trajectory.”...

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September 10, 2013

WD expands enterprise flash storage portfolio by acquiring Virident

WD expands enterprise flash storage portfolio by acquiring Virident

Tweak Town - tweaktown.com

Today, Western Digital announced that it has acquired Virident Systems, a key player in the enterprise flash storage industry. The announcement says that the two companies have entered into a definitive merger agreement where Virident will be acquired by HSGT, a subsidiary owned by Western Digital....

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