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Published: 15 Oct 2012

Curious about what Microsoft will include for storage management software in its upcoming .NET server? Legato-derived snapshot capabilities, for one. This spring, the two companies signed an agreement that will enable the companies to "engage in a deeper level of conversation ... and perhaps make changes to the API," says Jim Chappel, Legato senior vice president of business process and development. Specifically, the Legato technology will be integrated into .NET's Volume Shadowcopy Service, or VSS, according to Rakesh Narasimhan, senior director for partnerships for Microsoft's enterprise storage division. But one shouldn't read too much into this agreement, observers say. What Microsoft is doing, says an industry insider who prefers to remain nameless, is trying to lend VSS - which it already wrote - legitimacy by soliciting vendors to support it. Nor is it likely that the relationship will give Legato a privileged look inside the .NET code, of which Microsoft is a notoriously tight guardian. Meanwhile, Microsoft's tight reign over its operating system is ... Access >>>

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