EMC is to acquire network virtualisation company Rainfinity to support businesses deploying network attached storage (NAS).
The acquisition is valued at under $100m (£59m), said EMC. The company said the addition will help it provide the same type of data connectivity between NAS systems as it does for more expensive storage area network (SAN) systems.
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Howard Elias, EMC executive vice-president for corporate marketing, said, “With the addition of Rainfinity, EMC is extending the benefits of virtualisation to EMC and non-EMC NAS environments, to enable more comprehensive information lifecycle management solutions, better resource management and overall operational improvement.”
Rainfinity's Network File Virtualisation technology delivers full read/write access to Windows, Linux and Unix-based files during system migrations, and delivers non-disruptive upgrades and faster networked storage consolidation.