In a move to improve its ability to tie together and standardize the provisioning of storage-based utility computing services, Veritas Software Corp. purchased Invio Software Inc. on Wednesday in an all-cash deal totaling $35 million.
Invio Software, a privately-held company based in Los Altos, Calif., offers an IT process automation engine that allows customers to customize out-of-the box templates to manage and deliver multiple service offerings. As a result of a prior partnership, the recently released Veritas CommandCentral Service 4.0 storage management platform already features the embedded Invio process engine, said officials of Mountain View, Calif.-based Veritas.
CommandCentral Service customers can begin to take advantage of Invios software to build and automate IT processes that integrate the capabilities of Veritas utility-based products, including NetBackup, Veritas OpForce, Storage Foundation and CommandCentral Storage.
Next year, the storage software maker plans to extend Invios process engine beyond the storage realm into the development of practices and products involving areas such as data protection and server automation. This will closely toe the line of Veritas vision of enabling applications to trigger events based on availability and performance, and then instituting the appropriate IT process to quickly resolve that issue, officials noted.