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TrelliSoft Goes for Gold: Page 3 of 3

Neither does the TrelliSoft platform plug into any of the major incumbents' gear, like CA's or IBM’s Tivoli software, which provide the overall IT systems management framework. However, TrelliSoft is reportedly in talks with BMC on how the two can work together on this front. All that O’Neil will say on this is "watch this space."

One SRM startup, HighGround Systems, has already been snapped up by a bigger fish, Sun Microsystems Inc. (Nasdaq: SUNW), in a $400 million acquisition last December.

“TrelliSoft could easily go the way of HighGround and others that have been bought by companies looking to provide a broader storage management solution…Look for TrelliSoft to become a formidable player in this market,” says Steve Duplessie, analyst at Enterprise Storage Group Inc.

— Jo Maitland, Senior Editor, Byte and Switch