NetApp, which announced plans on Wednesday to acquire LSI's Engenio data storage division, said Thursday that it plans to maintain the operation in Wichita.
In an email response attributed to Manish Goel, executive vice president of product operations for NetApp, the company said it will maintain product development sites in Wichita, as well as Boulder, Colo.; Beaverton, Ore.; and Bangalore.
NetApp officials said in a conference call to analysts that it is buying the division because Engenio products have strong long-term growth potential.
Before coming to NetApp, current NetApp CEO Tom Georgens was CEO of LSI's Engenio division. Before that, he was president of the Wichita division for LSI.