IBM gets all soft on Tek

IBM has gone back on the acquisition trail, snapping up data management firm Softek this week.

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By  Administrator Published  February 1, 2007

IBM has gone back on the acquisition trail, snapping up data management firm Softek this week.

Privately-held firm Softek, which is based in Virigina, US, specialises in moving live data with minimal disturbance. Its clients include British Telecom and KeyCorp.

IBM said it was particularly attracted to Softek's patented Transparent Data Migration Facility solution, which helps clients to migrate data while keeping data online and applications available.

"Softek's data migration technology will complement IBM's information on demand strategy and significantly bolster our storage and data services portfolio," Val Rahmani, general manager at IBM global technology services, stated.

Upon completion of the agreement, slated for the first quarter of 2007, Softek will be incorporated into Big Blue's storage and data services business unit.

IBM last year acquired a number of firms, including content management firm FileNet, security vendor ISS, and services-oriented architecture (SOA) firm Webify.

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