Amazon buys data center storage co E8 Storage

Amazon has acquired E8 Storage, a technology start-up that built data center data storage hardware.
Amazon Web Services technology

Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.

Amazon has the leadership position in the market for public cloud infrastructure with 31.5 percent share, staying ahead of Microsoft with 18.1 percent share, Google with 9.5 percent share, Alibaba Cloud with 4.6 percent share and others.

E8 Storage specializes in hardware that uses flash storage for fast performance. E8 Storage’s hardware products provide up to 10 times the performance of other all-flash-arrays, with consistently strong performance and low latency.

Amazon bought Israeli data center hardware company Annapurna in 2015. The Annapurna group has continued to operate and has since pumped out hardware such as chips for ARM-based computing instances that are available on AWS.

E8, which was founded in 2014, raised $12 million in 2016, with investments coming from Accel, Magma Venture Partners and Vertex Ventures.

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