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NetApp Ups Bid on Bycast

NetApp Ups Bid on Bycast

NetApp is upping its bid to compete against giants like EMC and IBM, today announcing plans to acquire Bycast, a Canadian firm specializing in object-based storage software.

NetApp sees the acquisition as a vehicle to pad out its unified storage software efforts, offering an object-based service that uses metadata to make it easier to search and retrieve files.

Enterprise Storage Forum has the details on NetApp's purchase of Bycast.

NetApp has acquired Bycast, a Canadian developer of object-based storage software for images, video and digital records.

Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed but NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) officials said it expects the acquisition to close by the end of May.

NetApp, which is battling it out with the likes of EMC (NYSE: EMC) and IBM (NYSE: IBM) in the data storage and management market, said the purchase helps round out its unified storage software strategy and gives customers an on-demand, object-based storage software option to quickly search and locate files.

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