Dell to acquire Ocarina Networks

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Dell to acquire Ocarina Networks

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Dell has inked a deal to acquire storage compression and de-duplication specialist Ocarina Networks.

The takeover is due to be completed by the end of this month and US PC maker Dell said it does not plan to move the current operations from the California base.

"Content-aware deduplication allows us to provide a true global approach to deduplication across the data centre and has a tremendous ripple effect on cost savings that frees up budgets for strategic investment," said Brad Anderson, SVP at Dell Enterprise Product Group.

The integration with Dell's existing storage portfolio will push deduplication into "key storage workflows including backup, replication, migration and tiering," said Ocarina CEO Murli Thirumale.

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