Feeds

Relentless EMC eats up one more SMB storage player

Allocity taken

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

With little fanfare, EMC has picked up another minor player in the SMB storage software market by pulling Allocity to its side.

EMC sealed the deal for Allocity on Oct. 22 but made no public mention of the deal. Byte and Switch first broke word of the move, placing the acquisition cost at close to $10m. EMC has now confirmed the buy but won't say if the $10m figure is accurate.

Allocity specializes in making storage software for customers running Microsoft Exchange on EMC's Clarrion hardware. Allocity's Live!Ex product plugs into Exchange System Manager (ESM) and handles tasks such as freeing up more storage space for users and backing up data. The idea is to let the software perform functions on its own without needing administrator attention.

Last month, EMC picked up Dantz - another storage software maker aimed at SMBs - for $50m.

These two recent buys have no doubt caught rivals' attention, as EMC looks to expand past its large business roots. It has been acquiring companies of all shapes and sizes for the past two years, but seems to be dead focused on the SMB market of late. This strategy makes particular sense given the success EMC has enjoyed by partnering with Dell on lower-end storage systems. ®

Related stories

IBM advances in storage arms race
EDS allies with Cisco, Dell, EMC, MS and Sun
Software gains plump EMC's Q3
EMC makes run for SMBs with Dantz buy

Beginner's guide to SSL certificates

More from The Register

next story
Ellison: Sparc M7 is Oracle's most important silicon EVER
'Acceleration engines' key to performance, security, Larry says
Oracle SHELLSHOCKER - data titan lists unpatchables
Database kingpin lists 32 products that can't be patched (yet) as GNU fixes second vuln
Lenovo to finish $2.1bn IBM x86 server gobble in October
A lighter snack than expected – but what's a few $100m between friends, eh?
Ello? ello? ello?: Facebook challenger in DDoS KNOCKOUT
Gets back up again after half an hour though
Hey, what's a STORAGE company doing working on Internet-of-Cars?
Boo - it's not a terabyte car, it's just predictive maintenance and that
prev story

Whitepapers

Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Storage capacity and performance optimization at Mizuno USA
Mizuno USA turn to Tegile storage technology to solve both their SAN and backup issues.
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.