10 Storage Deduplication Companies That Might Be Acquired

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2008-04-24
 
 
 

10 Storage Deduplication Companies That Might Be Acquired

by Chris Preimesberger

10 Storage Deduplication Companies
That Might Be Acquired

IBM pulled the trigger April 18 and added Diligent Technologies to augment its VTL and mainframe storage products with a powerful deduplication provider. Other vendors are apt to do the same, and these are the companies they'll be shopping for.

by Chris Preimesberger

10 Storage Deduplication Companies That Might Be Acquired

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10 Storage Deduplication Companies
That Might Be Acquired

1. Data Domain

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Hottest property in the independent dedupe sector, but is probably too highly valued and will likely continue its productive ways for itself.

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10 Storage Deduplication Companies
That Might Be Acquired

2. FalconStor Software

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High-quality secret dedupe sauce is the envy of a few larger companies; Sun Microsystems is the most logical acquirer, since it acts as an OEM for FalconStor's products now.

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10 Storage Deduplication Companies
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3. Quantum

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Another good one that is highly valued and may be too expensive for a larger suitor. Has the advantage of both tape and disk dedupe products.

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10 Storage Deduplication Companies
That Might Be Acquired

4. Sepaton

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Offers excellent-quality products. Could be a good match for Dell or Hewlett-Packard.

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10 Storage Deduplication Companies
That Might Be Acquired

5. WinPure

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Best dedupe company based in the United Kingdom.

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That Might Be Acquired

6. Symantec (Veritas storage side of company only)

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Face it, the merger didn't take. Might HP be interested?

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7. Riverbed Technology

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Well-established with more than 3,500 customers. Could be a good buy for somebody.

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10 Storage Deduplication Companies
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8. Silver Peak Systems

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Provides backup and replication on the network. Only about 100 customers at this time. A choice for Microsoft, maybe? (Would align well with Silverlight.)

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10 Storage Deduplication Companies
That Might Be Acquired

9. Kazeon Systems

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(See Sepaton, slide #4) Defines and deploys tiered storage while aligning data on the correct class of storage.

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10. BridgeHead Software

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FileStore Data Migrator has good buzz; Dell, perhaps?

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