SGI Acquires FileTek Assets
Since 1984, FileTek, Inc. has established a strong reputation as a leading provider of large-scale data management, Big Data storage virtualization, and active archive solutions throughout the globe. In acquiring the assets of FileTek, SGI builds on its expertise in High Performance Computing and Big Data to become a global leader in petascale storage solutions.
Adding World-Class Storage Software
SGI gains two highly complementary FileTek products, Trusted Edge and StorHouse, with many benefits for existing and new customers. SGI will continue to support and market these products under the SGI brand.
- Trusted Edge software adds intelligent analysis of data assets held on heterogeneous primary storage, and automated, policy-based data migration for SGI InfiniteStorage Gateway solutions.
- StorHouse software adds a proven information lifecycle management and active archive solution that includes structured data, complementing SGI’s renowned highly-scalable DMF technology for unstructured data
Solving the Growing Challenge of Big Data
The huge volume of data in today’s enterprise is overwhelming budgets and staff. Often organizations do not distinguish between data that is regularly accessed (hot data), and data that is needed but infrequently utilized (cool data). Why pay for increasing silos of expensive primary storage capacity when cool data can be archived at a fraction of the cost, while remaining seamlessly accessible? SGI’s acquisition of FileTek expands our leadership delivering storage solutions that enable you to manage data assets efficiently, reduce administrative overhead, and lower the cost of high-volume storage.