Dell to buy Ocarina Networks

Tech giant highlights its interest in Ocarina's deduplication capability, which helps customers reduce storage needs by shrinking redundant data.

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Dell is acquiring Ocarina Networks, a storage optimization technology company, as part of its greater competitive push into the data management game.

Terms of the deal, announced Monday, were not released. Dell, which has already beefed up its storage offerings with EqualLogic, is entering a business that is similar to that of long-time partner EMC. EMC last year beat out NetApp to acquire data dedupe company Data Domain.

Particularly, Dell highlighted its interest in Ocarina's deduplication capability to complement the EqualLogic offering. Using tools like compression and deduplication, the company help customers reduce their storage needs by shrinking the redundant data and thus reduce costs and increase efficiency. The sale is expected to be final by month's end.

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