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.