Coho Data, an integrated storage startup with offices in Vancouver, B.C. and Sunnyvale, Calif., has raised a $25 million venture round from Ignition Partners and existing investor Andreessen Horowitz. The company was started by veterans of Xensource, where Ignition’s Frank Artale previously worked.
“Flash technology has been limited to point use cases to date, but with Coho Data’s approach to using commodity hardware for cloud economics and its innovative use of software-defined networking integration for reliable scale, we believe flash’s full potential for mainstream datacenter usage is finally being unlocked,” said Artale, who is joining Coho’s board.
Coho will use the money to launch its Coho DataStream product later this year. Founded in 2011, Coho has been operating in stealth mode up until last month.