Storwize Gets $19M

Storwize, one of the many startups tweaking storage for the cloud, netted $19 million in funding yesterday. The round follows a $9 million Series B raised in 2007 and an early round, the value of which was undisclosed. San Jose, Calif.-based Storwize offers real-time compression of data for primary storage. The funding will be used to help the company market its existing products for the network-attached storage market and launch products that will work with storage area networks using Fibre Channel.