Veritas to Acquire NTPs Storage Reporter
File-based product tells users details like a file's age, backup status, directory size, overall size, owner and type.Veritas Software Corp. is acquiring from NTP Software Inc. Storage Reporter, a file-based product that tells users details like a files age, backup status, directory size, overall size, owner and type. Veritas will merge Storage Reporter with its own storage resource management software, the block-based SANPoint Control, officials said. "We bought the intellectual property, the people and the customer base" for an undisclosed but non-significant amount, Veritas spokeswoman Brenda Zawatski said. The new employees and users each number about 10, she said.
Veritas, of Mountain View, Calif., will re-launch Storage Reporter in one month. In six months itll be an option to SANPoint Control, and in 12 to 18 months itll be an option to Veritas Backup Exec, File System, NetBackup, NetBackupStorage Migrator and Volume Manager, Zawatski said.