IBM Completes Acquisition of Storwize

IBM says Storwize technology can help clients compress their primary data while preventing storage sprawl and lowering power and cooling costs

IBM said on August 30 tht it has completed its acquisition of data storage company Storwize. Financial details of IBM's purchase of Storwize, a privately-held firm based in Marlborough, Massachusetts, were not disclosed.

Storwize technology allows organizations to store and retrieve data more efficiently. IBM said Storwize will become part of its Systems and Software Group.

"IBM is focused on helping clients reduce the cost and complexity of managing the vast amounts of data that are consistently growing year over year," said Brian Truskowski, general manager of IBM System Storage and Networking.

"Using (Storwize) technology can help IBM clients compress their primary data while preventing storage sprawl and lowering power and cooling costs," Truskowski said in a statement.

Storwize has more than 100 customers in various industries including energy, manufacturing, finance, insurance and telecommunications.

Hewlett-Packard and Dell are currently waging a battle for data storage firm 3PAR.

Copyright Agence France-Presse, 2010

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