EMC acquires Kashya

EMC Tuesday announced that it has acquired Kashya, a vendor of data replication and data protection software.

The $153 million deal will provide EMC with heterogeneous virtualization and continuous data protection technologies that it can add to its portfolio of replication and backup and recovery products.

Kashya will become part of EMC's Software Group, led by Dave DeWalt.

"Information protection is a chief concern for customers today," says DeWalt in a statement. "By combining Kashya's rich portfolio of heterogeneous replication software with our industry leading virtualization and continuous data protection technologies, EMC is enhancing the market's broadest set of capabilities for virtualizing and safeguarding the world's information."

Further, Kashya's disaster recovery and snap replication technology will be added to EMC's Invista virtualization product. The company's continuous data protection software will be added to EMC's RecoverPoint software. And its heterogeneous remote replication across heterogeneous environments will expand EMC's replication capabilities.

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