NetApp to acquire privately owned Onaro

NetApp has announced a definitive merger agreement to acquire Onaro, a privately owned company. Onaro's software allows enterprises to manage storage with the highest possible data availability at a fraction of normal operational costs.

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By  Sathya Mithra Ashok Published  February 1, 2008

NetApp has announced a definitive merger agreement to acquire Onaro, a privately owned company. Onaro's software allows enterprises to manage storage with the highest possible data availability at a fraction of normal operational costs.

The combination of NetApp and Onaro will help enterprise organisations increase datacentre and storage network efficiencies by proactively managing and optimising storage service levels for availability and performance in dynamic datacentre environments. The predictive nature of Onaro products also makes them ideally suited for modelling and forecasting datacentre and service-level changes-capabilities that customers need as they upgrade, rethink, and deploy their next-generation datacentres.

For NetApp, this deal signals a continued strengthening of the company's storage and data management software portfolio. NetApp has rapidly expanded its storage management offerings over the last few years and the addition of Onaro to the mix should be compelling to customers who want one expert to help them with their storage architecture challenges.

For existing NetApp customers, the acquisition of Onaro enables powerful new storage service management and change management capabilities. For Onaro customers, the acquisition brings to the company's products a significant R&D engine and financial strength to significantly advance product development over the coming years. For new customers, the NetApp and Onaro solution offers the opportunity to effectively deploy and manage service-level large-scale storage networks using cost-effective and highly scalable modular systems.

"I am very excited about the breakthroughs we can achieve for our customers with the addition of Onaro to our manageability portfolio," said Tom Georgens, executive vice president for product operations at NetApp.

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