Dell has acquired Portland, Oregon-based RNA Networks, one of a handful of innovative startups that have been launched in the past couple of years to glue multiple x64-based servers together and allow them to look like a single, monster server to specific workloads.
Dell’s acquisition was made public on RNA’s website which reads: “RNA Networks, Inc. has been acquired by Dell Inc. Dell Inc. (NASDAQ: DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. For more information on Dell and careers at Dell, visit www.dell.com”
RNA networks’ Memory Virtualization Platform (MVP) makes memory a shared, network resource. RNA products scale across commodity hardware, leverage existing data center resources and are implemented without application changes to deliver performance and transactional throughput.
A Dell spokesman confirmed that the deal has been completed and said that Dell is not disclosing the terms of the agreement or providing a timeline on when specific product offerings using RNA Networks intellectual property will be used – or where.
The company received $7m in Series A venture funding in March 2008, and closed a $7m Series B round in February 2009. Menlo Ventures, Oregon Angel Fund, Divergent Ventures, and Reference Capital have all kicked in dough to RNA Networks.