The largest budget increases are planned in the small and midsized businesses. Organizations with 20 to 99 employees plan to increase their IT budgets by 7% in 2006. Larger organizations, firms with 500 to 999 employees, plan IT budget increases of 2.4%, Gartner estimates.
NetApp OEMs Kazeon As reported by SearchStorage.com last week, Network Appliance Inc. (NetApp) will OEM Kazeon System Inc.'s data classification software. Under the terms of the agreement, Kazeon and NetApp will integrate the data classification and search capabilities of Kazeon's Information Server with NetApp's storage systems. Additionally, NetApp will resell Kazeon's Information Server as part of a jointly marketed product.
The Kazeon Information Server IS1200, which was officially introduced today provides an integrated, content-aware solution for enterprise information visibility and control, the company said. For the full story on the OEM deal
BakBone centralizes management BakBone Software Inc. announced a console called Integrated Data Protection to centrally manage its NetVault backup and recovery software, replication, archiving and continuous data protection products as these become available. In addition, a policy management engine provides policy enforcement to address both regulatory and corporate compliance, the company said.