Brocade acquires storage software company

Brocade Communications Monday announced that it is acquiring storage management tools vendor NuView Software.

NuView, of Houston, makes software to manage customers file-based storage environments. Its suite of products -- StorageX, MyView, File Lifecycle Manager, Data on Demand Manager and Universal Naming Convention Update -- are used in the management of Windows and Linux file servers and network-attached storage devices.

The products will be added to Brocade's Tapestry portfolio of Application Resource Management, Wide Area File Services and Data Migration Manager products.

NuView claims its products are in use by more than 400 customers. The company was founded in 2000.

This acquisition is the fourth for NuView CEO Rahul Mehta. His first company, Software Interfaces, was acquired by Platinum Technology (now CA). Mehta's second company, NuView, was a vendor of a systems management package ManageX, which was sold to HP. Nuview was founded again in 1998 with a cluster management product called ClusterX, which Mehta sold to Veritas Software, now Symantec. Nuview was re-incarnated again with StorageX, which Mehta OEM'ed to Network Appliance and subsequently sold to Brocade.

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