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Linux-Based Storage Device Vendor Acquired

May 06, 2007, 12:00 (0 Talkback[s])

"A privately held vendor of Linux-based NAS (network attached storage) appliances has been acquired by a large consumer electronics vendor. Netgear will pay $60 million in cash for Infrant Technologies, which offers a 'ReadyNAS' product line based on a custom Linux implementation called 'RAIDiator.'

"Infrant's ReadyNAS devices run the company's Linux-based RAIDiator OS, said to use patent-pending "X-RAID" (expandable RAID) technology aimed at enabling automatic RAID volume expansion as additional drives are added..."

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