In breaking news, Qwest has purchased Bakbone for $55m and stock options. Seeing as we have quite a lot of clients locally running Netvault, it will be interesting to see how this purchase affects the product lineup going forward. Buyouts can sometimes work, and other times fall down badly. Let’s try and be optimistic about this one. I’ll be chatting to local contacts as well as Bakbone UK to see what the story is.
On another note, one of my fav companies, Falconstor, is tying up with HP to provide any to any array replication. Considering tie ups with IBM and LSI Logic, Falconstor are starting to gain quite a bit of traction in the market.