Microsoft looks to give Azure another boost with Avere Systems acquisition
Microsoft has already announced its first acquisition of 2018: Avere Systems.
Microsoft is kicking off 2018 with a bang — if Azure and high-performance storage excite you, that is. The company has announced its intent to acquire Avere Systems, a company behind solutions that low-latency data access in the cloud.
The end goal of the acquisition will be to marry Avere's storage solutions with Microsoft's Azure services. In a blog post, Avere president and CEO Ronald Bianchini states:
Microsoft says it has signed an agreement to acquire Avere, so the deal isn't yet complete. Likewise, the monetary value of the deal has not yet been disclosed. This follows a series of recent acquisitions mean to bolster Azure as the cloud becomes an increasingly more important part of Microsoft's business.
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