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Fusion-io Buys ID7 In Software-Defined Storage Play

Fusion-io announced its acquisition of ID7, developer of the open source iSCSI target software used by a wide range of first- and second-tier vendors.

The deal would give Fusion-io control of the development of the open source SCST stack, and David Flynn, chairman and CEO of Fusion-io, said the company plans to continue supporting the open source community.

"The SCST stack is a default part of Linux," Flynn told CRN. "Anyone writing a storage operating system from Linux would contract with ID7 for commercial support. The SCST stack ships with Linux by default. But if you build storage systems, you generally use the commercial version. You don't want it to be buggy."