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Symantec gets data center software

Symantec buys data center software firm Relicore.

Symantec said Tuesday that it intends to acquire privately held Relicore, a data center automation software provider, for an undisclosed sum. The transaction is expected to close in mid-February.

Relicore Clarity, the company's main product, is designed to automatically detect dependencies between different components of business applications so IT administrators can spot and fix problems. The Relicore software creates a visual map of a corporate data center hardware and software and keeps a record of how products are configured, Symantec said. Symantec said it intends to add the Relicore software to its existing line of storage and server management software, which Symantec gained through its acquisition of Veritas.