Western Digital Agrees to Buy Virident Systems

Western Digital has agreed to buy Virident Systems for $645 million in cash, a move that expands the disk-drive maker’s flash storage offerings. Virident makes relatively small yet high-storage memory cards for servers and software with flash-aware network-level storage capabilities.

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