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Startups Angle for Autonomy

This summer and fall, a field of startups, including UXComm Inc., Symbium Corp., and Katana Technology Inc., will be launching products that help further automate the data center.

The emphasis here appears to be on management systems. In fact, judging by recent trends in the network management world, it appears there is still plenty of room for startups pursuing niches in the management software area (see CA Warning Points to Product Holes).

The three startups listed above are all aiming to give more managers more software control over the hardware and applications in the data center, often focusing on specific problems, whether it be hardware management, maintenance, or adapting applications for virtualization.

Here's a closer look at these three companies and what they are doing:

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