8 Storage Companies Cisco Should Buy (And 1 It Shouldn't)

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Tegile Systems

CEO: Rohit Kshetrapal

Market Cap: Private

Analysts say a win-win acquisition would be all-flash storage array vendor Tegile Systems. The Newark, Calif.-based company recently expanded its product line card with an array containing both a performance-focused flash tier and a lower-cost, capacity-focused flash tier.

"They have great technology and a strong management tool," said Kerravala. "They really only do business in the U.S. and parts of Europe, so Cisco could expand their addressable market."

Tegile's hyper-scale flash storage platform, InteliFlash, was named one of CRN's 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products of 2015. The vendor also recently closed a new C series round of financing of $32.5 million.

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