Proximal Data provides I/O intelligence based server-side caching software.
Samsung has acquired server-side caching software company Proximal Data to enhance its SSD-based software for server systems.
Proximal Data provides I/O intelligence based server-side caching software which is capable of working with virtualised systems.
Caching software controls and stores frequently used data more efficiently, which helps in improving storage performance.
The company has been marketing a virtual cache storage solution called, AutoCache software which is designed to increases virtual machine density and performance without disrupting IT operations.
The recent acquisition follows Samsung’s previous acquisition of PC caching software maker NVELO in 2012.
Samsung is expected to use the cashing technology provided by NVELO and Proximal Data to expand the solid-state drive (SSD) ecosystem that uses its own 3D V-NANDs in consumer and enterprise sectors.
Samsung Semiconductor Memory R&D Team senior vice president Bob Brennan said: "With this acquisition, we will be able to further expand our SSD business in the server and data center markets, while continuing to provide the most advanced SSD solutions to customers."
Samsung has reportedly increasing investments in all-flash storage companies and it has also started mass production of a triple-level cell (TLC) V-NAND, which is designed to increase the storage capacity of virtualsed systems 1.5 times more than Samsung’s other flagship multi-level cell (TLC) V-NANDs.