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NetApp acquires object based storage specialist Bycast

Simon Quicke

NetApp has acquired image and video storage specialist Bycast in a move that reflects the growing importance of multimedia.

The all cash deal undisclosed with the privately-owned Bycast provides object-based storage expertise to global companies looking to store and retrieve images, video and records across multiple locations.

NetApp is positioning the deal as another piece of the unified storage jigsaw adding object based technology to its portfolio.

Manish Goel, executive vice president product operations at NetApp, said that it would be offering the Bycast technology to enterprise customers and resellers.

"The addition of Bycast's products enables NetApp to offer our enterprise customers and service provider partners a complementary solution that enables them to efficiently build and manage a very large-scale global repository of data central to many IT-as-a-service offerings," he said.

NetApp expects that once pushed out through its reseller channel the Bycast technology will be extended into fresh markets and verticals.

The acquisition should close next month. 

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