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Atempo Swallows Storactive

Nine months after dipping its toe into continuous data protection (CDP) through an OEM deal, backup software vendor Atempo today dived into the pool by acquiring its partner Storactive.

For an undisclosed price, Atempo will pick up Storactives CDP products to bolster its backup software. Atempo already sells Storactive’s LiveBackup CDP for PCs and laptops as part of the OEM deal forged last July and will immediately add Storactive’s LiveServ for Exchange. (See Atempo Plays CDP Tune.)

Executives of both companies say they will work on integrating CDP into Atempo’s TimeNavigator software, and they expect to add CDP for SQL Server and other applications.

At least a few of Atempo and Storactive customers are looking for greater integration. Daemonn Brody, technical director at U.K.-based Internet service provider Mistral, says his company uses TimeNavigator to back up servers and LiveBackup for desktops and laptops. He sees CDP playing a bigger role in both areas.

"The ability to have a safe, recoverable store of the data in a secure location is a significant comfort to any user or manager in an office of any size, but particularly the enterprise," Brody says.

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