WD Completes Amplidata Buy

Irvine-based Western Digital said Monday that it has completed its acquisition of Amplidata, the developer of object-based storage software for the cloud market. The acquisition was made by WD's HGST subsidiary. WD said Amplidata becomes part of HGST's Elastic Storage Platforms group. The companies had originally announced the acquisition on March 3rd. Amplidata was venture backed by Big Bang Ventures, Endeavor Vision, Hummingbird Ventures, Intel Capital, Quantum Corp., and Swisscom.