The data center drives Avago’s planned $6.6B LSI buy

Avago Technologies (s avgo) has agreed to buy LSI Corp. (s LSI) for $11.15 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at $6.6 billion. The deal will add LSI’s enterprise storage capabilities to Avago’s networking and industrial businesses. As the data center consolidates and becomes more virtualized the chip industry is reacting with more integration. This deal can be seen as an extension of that trend.

Flash is for everyone, says storage startup Skyera

Watch out hard drives — slick startup Skyera, launched by the founder of SandForce, says it really can put flash storage everywhere — without breaking the bank. It’s a bold claim but one that’s backed up with some pretty credible storage expertise.