Quantum has announced that it had agreed to acquire ActiveScale object storage business from Western Digital. Western Digital’s ActiveScale cloud storage solutions are used to store unstructured data that requires massive amount of scalable storage space that is cheap, fast, and reliable. ActiveScale has not been growing at Western Digital for a while now, but it will fit quite well into Quantum’s portfolio sitting between high-performance SSD and HDD-powered storage systems and low-cost tape-based storage systems. Today’s ActiveScale systems can store up to 57.55 PB of data that is protected using technologies like erasure coding, BitSpread, and BitDynamics. Performance wise, ActiveScale can offer up to 75 GB/s throughput in a scale-out configuration. Western Digital has been getting rid of its storage systems business for some...

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