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Double-Take Tucks In Tiny emBoot

CDP vendor Double-Take bought Canadian iSCSI specialist emBoot for $9.6 million last night, in an effort to boost its storage story.

EmBoot, which competes with Citrix, offers network boot software that lets users boot from IP SAN using standard Ethernet NICs. The deal follows Double-Takes December acquisition of CDP specialist TimeSpring.

”Using an iSCSI-compliant storage solution, Double-Take customers will now be able to create bootable images of their production workloads,” said Dean Goodermote, the Double-Take CEO, during the vendor’s second quarter earnings call last night.

The exec explained that emBoot also offers a centralized management console to assign the workloads to available physical or virtual machines. “IT professionals will be able to quickly create an IP SAN in minutes using commodity server and disk they already have."

Double-Take also discussed its pricing strategy for the emBoot software during last night’s call, explaining that the network boot technology could open the door for the vendor’s own technology.

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