Feeds

Colonel EMC...in the data center...with a Quantum software?

The Cluedos appear to follow

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration

EMC will soon reveal a new OEM partner for data de-duplication in its boxes, according to several industry reports.

It's believed that the storage firm tapped Quantum to help get a data redundancy-busting edge over market leader, Data Domain.

Quantum's kit uses de-dupe software picked up from the acquisition of ADIC in 2006. Quantum later approached Data Domain over alleged patent infringements and was granted company shares in compensation.

Quantum currently uses its de-dupe software for its own DXi-series, but its technology isn't being put into anyone else's boxes. Curiosities were first piqued about Quantum opening up when the company filed an 8-K form with the US Securities and Exchange Commission in January, stating that it entered into an agreement with a "major OEM" to license its software.

Financial analyst Thomas Curlin of RBC Capital Markets divulged in a note to clients yesterday that his sources expect EMC to announce the OEM partnership with Quantum in the near future.

"We suspect this is a move by EMC to compete more effectively versus Data Domain," wrote Curlin. "And while contacts believe they have chosen a technically inferior solution, we suspect EMC and sales and marketing muscle will at least be able to disrupt some of Data Domain's muscle."

News of the OEM partnership was also confirmed by news sites SearchStorage and Byte and Switch.

EMC already has an OEM agreement with FalconStor to retail its de-duplication software with CLARiiON gear. Whisperings indicate that EMC plans to put Quantum technology into a different system.

Both Quantum and EMC declined to comment on the alleged OEM agreement. ®

Corrective Bootnote

We incorrectly stated that Quantum sued Data Domain over patent infringement. Quantum actually approached Data Domain over the allegations and was compensated with a license agreement to avoid the legal action.

Best practices for enterprise data

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers
They're not emails, they're business records, says court
Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in
He walked over the broken glass, killed the thugs... and er... reconnected the cables*
VMware builds product executables on 50 Mac Minis
And goes to the Genius Bar for support
Multipath TCP speeds up the internet so much that security breaks
Black Hat research says proposed protocol will bork network probes, flummox firewalls
Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage
Still doing 'forensics' on the caching layer – Beeb digi wonk
Microsoft says 'weird things' can happen during Windows Server 2003 migrations
Fix coming for bug that makes Kerberos croak when you run two domain controllers
Cisco says network virtualisation won't pay off everywhere
Another sign of strain in the Borg/VMware relationship?
prev story

Whitepapers

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?