IBM today announced it has acquired TrelliSoft, Inc., a privately-held provider of storage resource management software, for an undisclosed sum.
According to IBM, the acquisition of TrelliSoft is designed to help meet a growing customer need to manage costs associated with the proliferation of data storage and increase storage resource availability. TrelliSoft will be integrated immediately into IBM Software Group and TrelliSoft products are available today from IBM Tivoli Software. IBM also said that the Trellisoft SRM solution will complement other SRM products currently under development at IBM.
Storage resource management (SRM) serves as the dashboard for the storage environment by providing a set of automated tools that address multiple aspects of the storage infrastructure including capacity, availability, event, performance and asset management. TrelliSoft specializes in Java and Web-based storage resource management to support multiple platforms including Windows NT, Windows 2000, HP-UX, Solaris, AIX, Red Hat Linux and others. The market for SRM products is expected to grow at a dramatic rate over the next few years as organizations grapple with the ever increasing amounts of deployed storage.
"Our customers have asked us to help manage their storage the way we've enabled them to manage their systems," said Robert LeBlanc, general manager, IBM Tivoli Software. "With this acquisition, we will accelerate our ability to deliver a high-quality product that meets our customers' needs for storage management. This enables customers to more effectively and efficiently manage their storage resources, and, as a result, improve their return on investment."
"Customers and partners will see a significant benefit to their businesses with the addition of IBM's development and distribution strength," said Stephen Donovan, CEO of TrelliSoft. "TrelliSoft software can now deliver additional value as it integrates with IBM Tivoli's suite of policy-driven storage management software."