Netapp announced today a definitive merger agreement to acquire Onaro, a privately owned company headquartered in Boston, Mass. Onaro's software, deployed in 32% of Fortune 50 companies, allows enterprises to manage storage with the highest possible data availability at a fraction of normal operational costs.
Netapp has been working hard at adding a new software look to it's hardware product line. Onaro not only adds SAN and NAS functionality, but also Vmware functionality. I suspect that Netapp is also looking at the talent pool as a key factory in the agreement. I see a tight integration comming in the future with all the Netapp functionality on the hardware side.
Watch the What's New Onaro Demo (4:00)
It's only January 3rd, and yet another Virtual Optics 2008 predition is on the table.