Fusion-IO snaps up ID7

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Flash storage vendor Fusion-io has acquired UK-based open source software vendor ID7.

ID7 specialises in the creation of software-defined storage systems and has previously worked with Fusion-io to develop the ION Data Accelerator software that allows servers to be transformed into shared storage appliances.

The company was founded in 2006 and is reportedly the primary developer of the SCST storage subsystem that is used to carry out deduplication and automatic backups, for example, on Linux-based servers and appliances.

David Flynn, CEO and chairman of Fusion-io, said software-defined storage platforms are an essential part of modern datacentre infrastructures.

"ID7 has provided valuable contributions to the industry, making us excited to welcome them to our ION Data Accelerator team as we continue to grow our business with the expertise of many of the world's most innovative engineers," said Flynn.

Mark Klarzynski, founder and chief technology offers of ID7, added: "We're excited to join the Fusion-io team of world class engineers and developers to work together on open, software defined solutions to today's most challenging data demands."

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