Cisco buys Ignition-backed flash storage startup Whiptail for $415M

Written by on September 19, 2013 in Press & Events

9/10/2013 – Geekwire

Cisco today paid $415 million to acquire New Jersey-based Whiptail, an all-flash enterprise class storage startup bankrolled in part by Bellevue venture capital firm Ignition Partners.

WhipTail describes itself as an all-flash enterprise class storage array, a solution that boosts storage performance. More than 100 customers are currently using the technology, including inVentiv Health, The Pension’s Trust and Ohio.gov.

Cisco’s senior VP Hilton Romanski said that Whiptail will help beef up its Unified Computing System (UCS).

“Whiptail is a perfect architectural fit for UCS because together the two combine a clustered architecture with fabric-based acceleration — all of which is automatable via the UCS Manager and UCS Director,” Romanski wrote in this blog post.

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