WD Invests $51 Million in SSD Storage Maker Skyera
Western Digital, one of the world's two largest hard drive makers, revealed March 12 that it has co-invested $51 million in solid-state storage provider Skyera in a Series B round of financing. Western Digital had previously funded Skyera as its initial outside investor.
Skyera claims that its skyHawk solid-state storage systems mark the first time that the latest generation 19/20nm solid-state technology can be used as a direct replacement for traditional enterprise hard disk-based systems. The systems are priced at about $3 per gigabyte.
Skyera's SEOS solid-state operating system combines hardware, storage and data management into a unified package.