NetApp to acquire Onaro

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NetApp has entered a definitive merger agreement to acquire Onaro, a storage service management company in Boston. The acquisition is expected to close in the first quarter of calendar year 2008, subject to customary closing conditions.

The Sunnyvale, Calif.-based NetApp said the merger will strengthen the NetApp SAN (storage area network) portfolio with SAN service-level management. Onaro will complement other NetApp offerings for heterogeneous data management, which include: NearStore VTL systems for heterogeneous data center backup; V-Series systems for multi-vendor virtualization; Virtual File Manager software for managing distributed data; ReplicatorX software for data replication and recovery; and NetApp Decru DataFort appliances for enterprise-class storage encryption.