The excitement over the burgeoning information lifecycle management (ILM) trend in the storage industry is having a trickle down affect for smaller companies.
Campbell, Calif.'s OuterBay Monday teamed with Hopkinton, Mass.-based storage giant EMC (Quote, Chart) for a business and technology agreement in which EMC will bundle OuterBay's Application Data Management (ADM) software suite into the ILM technologies it acquired though its purchase of Legato Systems. It will then resell the product as an original equipment manufacturer.
OuterBay's ADM software is database archiving software that shuttles data between storage tiers, ensuring free access to archives across applications, platforms and storage systems. EMC will gain unfettered access to this technology, which will give them added firepower along with the e-mail archiving and content management software it purchased with Legato.
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