EMC is buying Israeli storage software startup ScaleIO for $200M-$300M, TechCrunch and Geektime...

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EMC is buying Israeli storage software startup ScaleIO for $200M-$300M, TechCrunch and Geektime report. ScaleIO's software allows storage found inside servers to be pooled and managed like storage arrays on a SAN. This can lead to both cost savings and (esp. when flash memory is used) performance gains. Acquiring ScaleIO would be the latest in a string of moves from EMC to lower its traditional focus on array sales. Last month, EMC announced ViPR, a software platform for managing storage hardware/services from both EMC and rivals, and in March, the company showed off new server flash cards and caching software.