Veritas Software Corp. this month bought NTP Software Inc. technology to supplement the package it sells to help monitor and manage storage networks. Veritas will integrate NTP’s Storage Reporter storage usage trend and projection package into Veritas’s SANPoint Control in the next six months to improve its file system scanning, trend analysis and capacity usage capabilities. The company also will integrate Storage Reporter with its Volume Manager, File System and NetBackup, as well as other Veritas products, over the next 12 to 18 months. The acquisition is Veritas’s second in the storage resource management (SRM) market. In 1998, the company acquired Windward Technologies Inc. and its predictive-failure analysis tools.
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