Hitachi Data Systems buys NAS-vendor BlueArc

Hitachi Data Systems (HDS) high-end network-attached storage (NAS) vendor BlueArc in an all-cash deal.

HDS declined to disclose the value of the deal.

HDS has been reselling for the past five years.

The impending deal was kept under close wraps, according to Bruce Householder, senior vice president of worldwide marketing and business development at HDS. "From my standpoint most companies would like to keep deals under wraps. I'm glad that we did."

BlueArc sells enterprise-class NAS arrays that serve up file-based data to application servers. The company's Titan and Mercury series file servers scale up to 16PB and eight nodes through the use of clustering technology.

The company also offers block-based storage arrays in its .