Kazeon chooses Netapp for OEM

Information management vendor Kazeon has signed a strategic OEM and marketing agreement with storage solutions vendor Network Appliance.

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By  Andy Tillett Published  November 11, 2005

Information management vendor Kazeon has signed a strategic OEM and marketing agreement with storage solutions vendor Network Appliance (NetApp). The agreement between the two companies marks the time American based Kazeon has made its products available in Europe the Middle East and Africa (MENA). “All the key accounts who we spoke to about Kazeon were enthusiastic and described it as the tool that they had been missing. I am convinced that the solution that we are pioneering will soon be standard and I expect other vendors to follow our lead. I am very excited about this agreement and am sure we can expect to see high traction levels in the Middle East,” said Gavin Keeler, regional director MENA at NetApp. The OEM agreement sees Kazeon Information Server software integrated onto NetApp’s storage system hardware platforms. NetApp will also resell Kazeon's Information Server as part of a jointly marketed solution. The Kazeon software enables enterprises to search, organise and classify data to provide visibility and better control of their data. “With the Kazeon software, we create the basis for real Information lifecycle management (ILM)– we don’t just talk about it. We are sure that the combined solution will be a success, particularly when combined with our primary and secondary storage systems and existing storage software,” added Keller The deal coincides with the launch of Kazeon's latest in its Information Server line of products, the IS1200 range. The IS1200 software will be integrated alongside Netapp’s present data protection and regulatory compliance solutions. "NetApp is a clear leader in managing enterprise data and through its explosive growth it is the ideal partner for Kazeon as we debut our product," said Sudhakar Muddu, CEO at Kazeon. “Together, we aim to help enterprises reduce the risks of unmanaged data while lowering their operating costs."

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