Hitachi Data Services has extended a deal with Symantec to OEM its NetBackup and Enterprise Vault software so it can supply a single storage array, server, data protection and archiving software product set. Symantec's Brett Simon, VP for global system integrators and partners, said: “This agreement extends our partnership, …
What does this mean for the Cofio / AIMstor tech that they acquired last year?
They'll probably roll it all up into one huge piece of shit.
Hi, Anonymous Coward. I am the WW product marketing manager at HDS for data protection software. Thank you for asking about AIMstor, which is now Hitachi Data Instance Manager (HDIM). We are continuing to invest heavily in this technology and see it as our platform for delivering the full range of modern data protection, retention and recovery capabilities (CDP, application-aware snapshot and replication management, archiving, and yes, backup) that critical applications and data require, and to do it in a unified way.
There are no plans to integrate HDIM with Symantec's or CommVault's products, but instead to use it to leverage and manage the storage-based technologies available with HDS systems, including snapshots, replication, cloning and archiving (we've already released Windows file and and e-mail archiving to Hitachi Content Platform).
Stay tuned - you will be seeing some exciting enhancements to HDIM announced soon.
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