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eWeek: Sun acquires storage specialist HighGround; an open source move?

Dec 05, 2000, 16:33 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Sonia R. Lelii)

"Sun Microsystems Inc. has made another push into storage -- this time in storage-management software. The Palo Alto, Calif., company today announced it has acquired HighGround Systems Inc., of Marlboro, Mass., a management software developer whose flagship product is used by customers to plan and allocate storage more efficiently."

"For a long time, Sun has been beating its chest saying they are for open systems. Well, if this isn't proof, I don't know what is," said Steve Duplessie, an analyst with the Enterprise Storage Group, in Milford, Mass. "This is a true open-systems play. If they want to become a hardware and software open-systems player, this is one way to do it."

"HighGround, which counts Compaq Computer Corp. as one of its major investors, has developed an open-system software product called Storage Resource Manager. The Web-based tool works on Windows NT, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX and Linux."

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