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Amplidata, a Belgian company that enables its customers to build large storage infrastructures and ‘big data’ systems at a lower cost, has raised $6 million in funding from Quantum, a publicly listed provider of data protection and big data management solutions and one of Amplidata’s OEM partners.
Other investors in the round, which brings Amplidata’s total capital raised to $20 million, include prior backers Intel Capital, Swisscom, Hummingbird Ventures and Endeavour Vision.
In addition to the fresh capital, Amplidata is today announcing that it is bringing a storage industry veteran on board as CEO. Taking over the reins of the startup is former Intel exec and Atempo chief executive officer Mike Wall, who already served as Amplidata’s chairman since April 2012.
Wall is replacing Amplidata’s founder, Wim De Wispelaere, who will continue to serve as chief technology officer.
We’ll leave you with Wall’s comment on the news:
“There’s enormous opportunity for Amplidata as we enter the post-RAID era. I’ve never seen a technology that has so singularly impressed everyone who tests it.
We’re challenging the status quo of traditional data storage infrastructures and making possible what was previously impossible for Big Unstructured Data applications. Backed by fresh funding and an invigorated team, we’re the name to watch in the object storage sector.”
Amplidata was started in 2008 from alumni of storage companies like DataCenter Technologies, Dedigate and Q-layer. The company is headquartered in Lochristi, Belgium with US headquarters in Redwood City, California.
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