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Storage podcast: SRM CEO sees boon in down economy

As we reported yesterday, Aptare Inc. upgraded and expanded its StorageConsole storage resource management (SRM) suite this week, adding products to manage resources in VMware virtual server and NetApp replication environments.

As a sidebar to that story, though, I also had a pretty interesting conversation with the CEO of Aptare, Rick Clark, about how business has been during the global economic crisis. The consensus among analysts in this market has been that while the need for better capacity management is real, organizations have generally not been willing to pay for it. However, Clark said Aptare has more than 300 customers, and that sales the last three quarters have been the strongest in the company’s history.

For more on this topic, check out our podcast of the interview with Clark about how the company has grown in recent months:

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