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EMC Makes Strategic Acquisitions, Integrates Data Protection Products

EMC took several steps this week to strengthen and broaden its data storage and protection product offerings.

EMC started off the week saying it will acquire Aveksa, a developer of identity and access management software, in a move industry analysts said could bolster the data governance product portfolio in the company's RSA Security division. Later in the week EMC disclosed a deal to buy ScaleIO, a startup developing elastic converged storage technology that will boost EMC's software-defined storage strategy.

In between those announcements, EMC introduced an across-the-board upgrade of its data protection software, hardware and services, with an emphasis on better integrating what has been a disparate collection of technologies.