Western Digital Backs Tegile

Irvine-based disk drive maker Western Digital has made a strategic investment in hybrid storage array developer Tegile, as part of a $35M funding round. Tegile, which is based in Silicon Valley, said it raised $35M in its Series C from Meritech Capital Partners, Western Digital, and SanDisk, for its hybrid storage product. Tegile's software combines both solid state disk drives and traditional spinning platters in its storage arrays, which are aimed at virtualized server and virtual desktop environments. The size of Western Digital's investment in Tegile was not announced. More information »