EMC Acknowledges Role in Startup
EMC confirms that it sold its Israel-based research and development subsidiary to Diligent Technologies.Officials at enterprise storage leader EMC Corp. acknowledged the companys role in startup Diligent Technologies Corp. for the first time today, saying EMC sold its Israel-based research and development subsidiary to Diligent in September. The sale gives Diligent ownership of EMCs CopyCross software, which is designed to make disk systems appear as virtual tape systems to mainframes. EMC decided to sell the R&D group because "the work going on in it was entirely focused on mainframe-based data only, and it did not align with our open-software strategy," according to EMC spokesman Greg Eden. "We will sell and support [CopyCross] through a reseller agreement with Diligent."
Currently, CopyCross only works with EMCs own Symmetrix storage products, but under Diligents control, the tool may be expanded to support other disk systems, sources said.