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The 10 Biggest Storage Stories Of 2015

Joseph F. Kovar

10. Acquisitions Galore

While Dell's planned acquisition of EMC made headlines throughout 2015, it was by no means the only acquisition in the news.

Other significant acquisitions during the year included:

-- EMC in August acquired Graphite Systems, a startup developer of high-performance storage technology that can be used to run applications without a server.

-- IBM in November acquired Cleversafe, a developer of object-based storage software.

-- Seagate in August acquired Dot Hill, a major producer of primary storage systems, for about $694 million.

-- Hitachi Data Systems in February acquired Pentaho, a developer of big data and Internet of Things technology.

-- Barracuda Networks in September unveiled plans to acquire Intronis, a provider of data protection services mainly through managed services providers.

Smaller acquisitions included Carbonite's acquisition of cloud storage technology from Rebit, and Dropbox's purchase of Office 365 document editor CloudOn.

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