Friday, December 14th 2012

Samsung Electronics Acquires SSD Caching Software Maker NVELO

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., a world leader in advanced semiconductor solutions, announced today that it acquired privately held NVELO, Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-based pioneer of storage software. By intelligently managing and optimizing the use of SSDs in the storage subsystem, SSD caching has become an attractive solution for both consumer and enterprise computing platforms. The timely integration of NVELO's flagship storage technology into Samsung's best-in-class SSD technologies will give Samsung customers access to an ever-evolving and more diversified portfolio of NAND storage solutions suitable for a broad range of computing platforms.

"The acquisition of NVELO will enable us to extend our ability to provide SSD related storage solutions to customers. We are pleased with this transaction as the employees of NVELO share our vision to take SSD storage into the next-generation of performance and reliability," said Young-Hyun Jun, executive vice president of Flash product & technology, Device Solutions, Samsung Electronics.

"The NVELO team is excited to join the Samsung family," said Jiurong Cheng, president and CEO, NVELO. "We look forward to accelerating storage innovation in close cooperation with Samsung storage experts as we help to deliver fully integrated SSD solutions to the market."

The acquisition involves all technology and personnel under NVELO, Inc. Further details of the agreement were not disclosed.
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4 Comments on Samsung Electronics Acquires SSD Caching Software Maker NVELO

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NC37
Hoping this means they'll do away with their DRM like system. I've only crossed it once with my Synapse. Wasn't bad to deal with Nvelo tho. You just shoot them an e-mail and they reset the key without any fuss. But it was still an extra step that shouldn't be necessary.
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btarunr
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Cache SSDs are a dying breed. Hybrid HDDs will become big thanks to Ultrabook, then again Samsung's HDD division is done for. So I think NVELO got a better deal than Samsung.
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m1dg3t
by: btarunr
Cache SSDs are a dying breed. Hybrid HDDs will become big thanks to Ultrabook, then again Samsung's HDD division is done for. So I think NVELO got a better deal than Samsung.
Would be nice to see Sammy get into the Hybrids! Currently there is only Seagate with their MomentusXT line... :o

Someone? Anyone?
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NC37
by: btarunr
Cache SSDs are a dying breed. Hybrid HDDs will become big thanks to Ultrabook, then again Samsung's HDD division is done for. So I think NVELO got a better deal than Samsung.
I do wonder why they'd jump to this if they were going Hybrid. Unless Nvelo's caching software does something others don't. I honestly haven't noticed. Course the one factor I don't like about it is it doesn't show you what it is doing. You can only open an exe and it'll tell you it is enabled but not how it is optimizing.
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