BlueArc Corporation is a network storage device manufacturer headquartered in San Jose, California. BlueArc was founded in 1998 by Geoff Barrall, Jeff Pinkham and Jon Meyer. Initially based in the UK, BlueArc transitioned its HQ to the US (Mountain View) in 2000 and became a US corporation at that time although still maintains a sizable engineering facility in England. The company moved to San Jose in July 2001. BlueArc was acquired by Hitachi Data Systems on September 7, 2011. BlueArc's products are network attached storage (NAS) systems that are sold either as appliances bundled with storage, or as NAS heads supporting third party SAN connected storage. The current product line includes the low-end 1000 series, midrange 2000 series and high-end 3000 series. The products are differentiated by their performance, capacity and host port connectivity.
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