Violin Memory expected to buy GridIron Systems for data center products

Summary:Violin Memory's efforts in data centers could be getting stronger soon if a new acquisition pans out.

Violin Memory is expected to announced the acquisition of data center competitor and Silicon Valley neighbor GridIron Systems next week, according to a new report.

AllThingsD published on Friday that the deal will be announced this coming Monday--although a buying price is not expected to be revealed.

It's worth noting that neither company have publicly confirmed the merger yet.

Until then, AllThingsD estimated (based on other rumors) that Violin paid anywhere between $200 million to $300 million for GridIron, located in Sunnyvale, California

For reference, the Mountain View, California-based Violin Memory specializes in producing flash memory arrays for enterprise data centers.

With this acquisition, it is likely that Violin will be integrating GridIron's data center acceleration appliances with its solutions around virtualization, as well as mission-critical apps.

Topics: Data Centers, Data Management, Enterprise Software, Hardware


Rachel King is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in San Francisco, covering business and enterprise technology for ZDNet, CNET and SmartPlanet. She has previously worked for The Business Insider,, CNN's San Francisco bureau and the U.S. Department of State. Rachel has also written for, Irish Americ... Full Bio

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