|By Maureen O'Gara||
|September 25, 2012 08:00 AM EDT||
IBM Monday said it’s going to buy Butterfly Software, a privately held data analysis and migration software firm in Maidenhead, England.
It would be nice to know what IBM is really doing with its stockpile of analytics acquisitions or if it’s just taking them off the market. It expects to generate $16 billion from business analytics by 2015.
Butterfly can migrate data center infrastructures. It’s supposed to free organizations from the cost and risk of maintaining legacy storage and backup and recovery environments, allowing enterprise data to consolidate on the most efficient and effective strategic solution.
Needless to stay terms were not disclosed.
This little number is supposed to help IBM compete against EMC and Symantec and their data migration/replication solutions.
IBM's Cloud VP Rich Lechner gave a General Session at 9th Cloud Expo
Butterfly will become part of the IBM Software Group.
It’s supposed to help companies save time, storage space, IT funds and power consumption according to IBM.
Data center management is supposed to be getting harder as virtualization, mushrooming data and the public cloud complicate things. Butterfly might wring greater value from storage software and hardware solutions.