EMC Snatches Up Kashya to Boost Data Protection Portfolio
EMC will meld Kashya's security offerings with its own virtualization capabilities to safeguard data facing increasing regulatory demands and evolving threats.Fortifying its focus to bring security deeper into storage environments and thereby building a unified information management lifecycle strategy, EMC acquired privately held Kashya on May 9 in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $153 million. A maker of remote heterogeneous replication and data protection software, San Jose, Calif.-based Kashya will be integrated immediately into the growing EMC Software Group. EMC plans to meld Kashyas CDP (continuous data protection), recovery management and security application offerings with its own virtualization capabilities to help safeguard data facing increasing regulatory demands and evolving threats. EMC CEO Joe Tucci says that the storage giant has redefined itself. Click here to read eWEEKs interview with Tucci.
In particular, storage customers can expect to see EMCs Invista network-based block storage virtualization offering take advantage of Kashyas disaster recovery and snap replication technology. Further driving the red-hot CDP market, EMC will use Kashyas CDP tools as the engine in future releases of EMC RecoverPoint software.