SGI Acquires FileTek, Adds More Big Data Management
FileTek fills gaps in and brings a new set of customers to SGI's storage packages.Storage provider SGI has joined a long list of IT companies that are taking advantage of the big data analytics trend. The Fremont, Calif.-based company revealed Oct. 1 that it has acquired FileTek, a global provider of big data storage virtualization, large-scale data management and archiving. Terms of the transaction, which closed Oct. 1, were not released. FileTek fills gaps in and brings a new set of customers to SGI's storage packages. SGI primarily has customers in sectors that include media/entertainment, government and life sciences. "This acquisition brings some capabilities to both our customer bases that we couldn't offer before, sort of a best-of-breed story," SGI General Manager of Storage Bruce Elder told eWEEK. "We will now be able to deliver scalable—really, peta-scalable—data management in the active archiving space."
Rockville, Md.-based FileTek, founded in 1984, is a true survivor in the IT world. It makes the StorHouse virtualized storage platform and the Trusted Edge intelligent content migration management software. It has been a pioneer provider of big data storage virtualization, large-scale data management and active archive solutions.