IBM to buy FilesX

Storage vendor to be acquired

IBM has signed an agreement to buy storage software vendor FilesX.

FilesX's technology centres on continuous data protection and "nearly instant" data and application recovery for organisations and branch offices running Windows environments.

Following the buy, FilesX's software will become part of IBM's Tivoli Storage Manager product line and will be complementary to Tivoli Continuous Data Protection for Files, which IBM aims at SMBs and individuals.

The purchase appears to tie into IBM's ongoing Information on Demand push, which has seen the company pull together a flock of data management, access and analysis software in part through a series of acquisitions. The terms of the FilesX buy were not disclosed.

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