Western Digital Accelerates Leadership in Next-Generation Data Center Architectures With Acquisition of Kazan Networks
Acquisition Provides Advanced NVMe™-oF Silicon and Adapter Products and Expertise that Complement Company’s OpenFlex™ Composable Disaggregated Infrastructure and Future Hyperscale-Optimized Platforms
Kazan Networks offers the industry’s highest performing and most power efficient NVMe-oF bridge solutions to seamlessly connect and share JBOFs and other data center resources over fabric. The addition of Kazan Networks’ portfolio of adapter- and ASIC-level integration products, which includethe Fuji NVMe-oF Bridge ASIC and the Onyx NVMe-oF Bridge Adapter, will immediately accelerate Western Digital’s data infrastructure leadership, capabilities and offerings. The acquisition also expands Western Digital’s expertise in advanced fabric-enabled architectures that will enable the company to enhance its portfolio of NVMe fabric-ready platforms and systems, including its OpenFlex™ composable disaggregated infrastructure (CDI) offerings which were introduced by the company last year.
"Kazan Networks is a proven innovator in high-performance networking and NVMe-oF, with industry-leading solutions to connect storage subsystems to an Ethernet fabric,” said
The exponential growth in the volume, variety and velocity of data is driving the demand for flexible, scalable and disaggregated data center environments that can effectively adapt to diverse and dynamic applications workloads.
The acquisition of Kazan Networks adds cutting-edge ASIC and adapter products with established interoperability with a wide ecosystem of partners, new and expanded customer relationships, and a proven team deeply experienced in networking and bridging technology.
“The Kazan Networks team is excited to join
About Kazan Networks
Kazan Networks is a privately held startup founded in
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