Today is an exciting day as we announced our intent to acquire Ocarina Networks because of their innovative content-aware storage optimization technology and how it complements our EqualLogic ecosystem.
We’ve heard you tell us how challenges around handling data growth, minimizing risk and keeping data accessible are only taking up more and more of your scarce resources. As a result, we have been focused on providing solutions to help you tackle your challenges around data management. This was a key theme when we talked about the ‘Virtual Era’ in March.
The addition of Ocarina Network's unparalleled deduplication and compression technology to our storage portfolio is another example of how we are bringing the vision of intelligent data management to reality to help you get more value from your data and reduce your data management costs so that you can focus on strategic initiatives.
Deduplication and compression are about doing more with less, and Ocarina's unique technology does it really well because it is content-aware – customizing the method used to dedupe to the type of file or application that generated it. If you can save even more space in your storage then you can save more when it comes to hardware, network, power, cooling, data center space and management costs too. For more insight, check out Greg White's post that includes a video by Darren Thomas, vice president and general manager of Dell's storage business, to learn more about the benefits that this technology can bring to your organization. I hope you’ll continue checking back in with us as we develop, grow and incorporate Ocarina Networks' innovations into our storage portfolio.
Note: This acquisition remains subject to customary closing conditions.