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EMC Announces Acquisition of Configuresoft

Analysis

On 5/27, EMC announced that it was acquiring ConfigureSoft one of the two leading independent vendors of configuration, change, and compliance management software (the other leading independent vendor being TripWire). The stated goal of the acquisition is to “Empower Customers to Automate Visibility and Control Across their Physical and Virtual Data Centers”.

EMC already has a significant IT management software portfolio with products like Smarts and Control Center. These products are primarily focused upon managing the physical servers,  networks and SAN’s which (in the case of storage) comprise EMC’s hardware business, or (in the case of networks and servers) are immediately adjacent to the storage business.

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