Network Appliance is buying the privately-owned storage service management vendor Onaro for an undisclosed sum. The Marker, an Israeli tech pub, reports NetApp is putting $120m on the table, but chief marketing officer Jay Kidd declined to confirm the figure. Boston-based Onaro is five years-old and says it has been profitable …
NetApp have to grow upwards into enterprise SAN, and if they can find a way to make the management software scale down into the SMB market too then winners all round. A heck more sense than Sun buying StorageTesk, anyway. Of course, I wouldn't want to accuse Hollis of sour grapes or the like, EMC being so noted for it's chumminess and geniality!
Kind of funny
It's kind of funny that EMC is criticizing the effort that integration will consume. That is why many clients prefer NetApp of EMC's lack of integrated products.