EMC Corporation has acquired privately held Voyence, which provides network configuration and change management solutions. Voyence will be included in the EMC’s resource management software business unit, offering network change and configuration management solutions.
The acquisition strengthens EMC’s position in IT Service Management and enhances EMC’s solution for managing IT service delivery, provide network compliance and security for network infrastructures.
Voyence’s integration with EMC Smarts enables customers to combine VoyenceControl into Smarts and resolve issues caused by network configuration. Additionally EMC Smarts users can directly access VoyenceControl’s configuration database and launch remediation procedures from the Smarts interface. VoyenceControl is the network configuration and change management solution based on a multi-tiered architecture that can effectively manage large number of devices across multi-vendor network infrastructures.
EMC Smarts software provides solutions to manage complex infrastructures across technologies and from the network to the business level.
With over 70% of service impacting problems caused by mis-configured devices, customers are automating manual change processes and realizing significant improvements in availability, security and compliance, commented Susan Nash, president and chief executive officer of Voyence. Together with EMC, Voyence now has the resources to realize the full potential of our technology, and bring a broader set of products to a larger customer base much faster.
In the past, EMC has strengthened its IT Service Management and network capabilities through acquisitions. In February 2005, EMC acquired Smarts, privately held event automation and network systems management software company. Smart was integrated into EMC’s storage management software to correlate and determine root cause problems across a storage network.
In a similar move in June 2006, EMC acquired privately held nLayers to expand its resource management portfolio. This acquisition enhanced EMC Smarts’ ability to conduct automated comprehensive root cause and impact analysis.
There has been a steady rise in the acquisitions in the data-center automation space. In July 2007, BMC acquired RealOps and combined BMC’s configuration management technology with RealOps’ software for automating IT tasks. Also in July 2007, HP acquired Opsware for $1.6 billion. Opsware’s IT automation offerings were merged with HP Software’s business and IT service management capabilities to improve HP’s Business Technology Optimization portfolio of enterprise IT management software.
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