Founded in 2008

Founded by Incubaid in 2008 to resolve data storage limitations. At that time storage was very slow & expensive and non scalable at all.

Amplidata’s primary offering is Himalaya, an advanced object storage software product that enables scale-out software-defined storage systems. By delivering industry leading scalability with the efficiency, resiliency, and flexibility required for demanding cloud data center environments, Amplidata’s products and technology have earned the trust of leading OEMs and cloud service providers.

Amplidata was one of the first most scalable object storage systems in the world. Amplidata could fit petabytes of data in 1 rack in a datacenter and could do this at a cost a fraction of others. The software is ultra reliable and was used by major companies in the world to store their large archives.

Exit: 2015

Western Digital Corporation (NASDAQ: WDC) acquired Amplidata to support strategy to expand into higher value storage platforms and systems that deliver breakthrough value and scalability to address the massive growth in storage requirements in cloud data centers.


- 2008 founded in Lochristi (Belgium),
- 2009 development office opened in Cairo (Egypt)
- 2010 sales office opened in California (USA)
- 2012 OEM agreement with Quantum for Amplidata’s AmpliStor XT technology
- 2013 HGST announces joint development partner with Amplidata for its Active Archive platform

Today: The Third Platform

Active Archive: Innovating in the Third Platform

The storage ecosystem continues to transform with a greater focus on how data is stored, accessed, and protected. As a result, storage has become a key enabler of the information technology industry‘s transition to the “Third Platform” of computing, as the world becomes more data-centric. Dynamic provisioning of cloud-scale computing assets is the essence of the Third Platform, which is driving new customer requirements and transforming business models. HGST’s Active Archive solutions are purpose-built to address the need for rapid access to the massive data stores in computing’s Third Platform using Amplidata.