IBM has agreed to buy UK-based storage migration firm Butterfly Software.
The company revealed that it had agreed to terms with the Maidenhead-based software developer. As Butterfly is a privately-held firm, terms of the deal are not being disclosed by IBM.
Following completion of the deal, IBM said that Butterfly would be joining its software group. IBM plans to use the Butterfly storage migration and planning tools in tandem with its existing storage hardware and software lines in applications such as IT management, analysis and consolidation.
IBM did not provide any word on whether Butterfly's existing products and services would be impacted by the deal.
Butterfly has had an extensive history with IBM prior to the acquisition deal. The company lists Big Blue as one of its primary vendor partners. Butterfly services had previously been offered as companion pieces to IBM's Tivoli Storage manager lines and Butterfly lists IBM alongside EMC as one of its primary vendor partners.
IBM has in recent months looked outside of its walls to bolster its storage lines. In August, the company agreed to purchase Texas Memory Systems in a similar acquisition deal. The company said that the solid-state storage specialist would help to fill out it storage array line-up and specialised solid-state products.
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