SAN FRANCISCO—Flash memory vendor SanDisk Corp. Wednesday (Feb. 15) announced the acquisition of FlashSoft Corp., a provider of caching software, for an undisclosed purchase price.
SanDisk (Milpitas, Calif.) said it plans to sell FlashSoft's products as standalone software, as well as offer them in combination with SanDisk’s portfolio of SAS, PCIe and SATA enterprise solid-state drives (SSDs).
FlashSoft's software is targeted for Windows, Linux and VMWare platforms, and will form the basis of a of SSD-optimized software solutions from SanDisk and third party partners, SanDisk said.
"FlashSoft’s software products complement our growing family of SAS, PCIe and SATA enterprise SSDs, and we are pleased to welcome FlashSoft to the SanDisk family," said Sanjay Mehrotra, president and CEO of SanDisk, in a statement.
Also Wednesday, SanDisk said it entered into a worldwide, exclusive agreement with Diskeeper Corp. to license its caching software solutions for SSDs. Under the terms of the agreement, SanDisk will provide these solutions both as standalone software products as well as bundled with SanDisk's SSD products for client computing applications, the company said. The resulting hardware/software bundled solution will help consumer OEM customers build optimized computing devices, such as Ultrabooks and other ultra-thin form factor products, that provide greater responsiveness, higher performance and an overall better user experience to consumers worldwide, SanDisk said.