12 Facts About Amplidata


Amplidata is a privately-held cloud storage technology provider based in Lochristi, Belgium.

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In November 2010, Amplidata opened its US headquarters in Redwood City, California.

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Amplidata has developed a Distributed Storage System technology designed to solve the scalability and reliability problems traditional storage systems face, by taking advantage of the introduction of large capacity SATA drives and solid state disk.

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Amplidata was acquired in March 2015 by HGST, a Western Digital subsidiary.

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Amplidata was founded in 2008 by Wim De Wispelaere and Wouter Van Eetvelde.

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Some employees of Amplidata were employed by DataCenter Technologies, which was acquired by Symantec in 2005 and Q-layer, which became part of Sun Microsystems in 2009.

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In May 2010, Amplidata finalized the first round of venture capital funding worth 2.

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In September 2010, Amplidata closed a USD 6 million funding round with investors Big Bang Ventures, Endeavour Vision and Swisscom Ventures.

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On March 3,2015 it was announced that Amplidata was to be acquired by HGST, a Western Digital subsidiary.

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Amplidata's Optimized Object Storage system enables customers to build large-scale online storage systems that aim to meet the highest reliability and availability requirements at the lowest cost.

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Amplidata is known for easily scaling up to tens of Petabytes.

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Amplidata technology aims to overcome the limitations of RAID by the increasing length of time required to rebuild larger capacity drives.

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