Hewlett Packard Enterprise has taken an equity stake in software-defined storage startup Hedvig, as one of the investors in a US$21.5 million round for the technology developer.
The Hedvig Distributed Storage Platform combines block, file, and object storage for bare metal, hypervisor and container environments, with performance that increases as the solution scales.
With the new Series C round of funding and its new investor, Hedvig expects to see opportunities working with HPE in the future, said Rob Whiteley, vice president of marketing for the US-based startup.
"We offer a software-defined storage platform that is very flexible," Whiteley told CRN USA. "We want to ramp up solutions with new partnerships. The HPE relationship gives us more opportunities to tackle enterprise requirements."
Phil Williams, Hedvig's vice president of channels and business development, said he expected his companies would have more opportunities to work with HPE with this new round of funding