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EMC Buys Change Management Specialist

EMC continued on its M&A tear today, with the vendor snapping up change management specialist Voyence for a rumored $100 million in an attempt to bolster its Smarts technology.

Voyence, which plays in the same space as Opsware, already partners with EMC around the vendor's Smarts technology, and there will now be tighter integration between the two product lines, particularly in incident and problem management.

Voyence's flagship product is VoyenceControl, a software solution that manages devices such as storage directors, routers, firewalls, switches, and load balancers.

Demand for this type of technology is growing, as users look for ways to automate management and device configuration across increasingly complex data center networks.

Last year, for example, Voyence signed a deal with HP to license its technology, which is now offered as the OpenView Network Configuration Manager. Voyence also partners with IBM and Cisco.

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