Brocade buys file management vendor NuView for $60M

NuView’s software will be offered as part of the Brocade Tapestry suite

Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. today announced that it has acquired NuView Inc., a Houston-based provider of network-attached storage management software.

NuView’s products focus on managing files in distributed, heterogeneous architectures through global namespace technology. Brocade said the software will be offered as part of its Brocade Tapestry products.

Tapestry is a software suite that resides on Brocade’s SilkWorm switches. It is targeted at block-level data and includes Application Resource Manager software, which can dynamically provision and activate application resources on servers.

“NuView’s depth in enterprise file management, along with their skilled engineering, customer support and sales teams, will help Brocade deliver the next generation of breakthrough efficiencies for customers with large and growing amounts of file data,” said Brocade CEO Michael Klayko.

NuView sells five products, including its flagship StorageX application, which aggregates available storage on arrays and can migrate and replicate data. The private company was founded in 2000.

The company claims to have 400 enterprise customers, and its partners include Microsoft Corp., EMC Corp. and Network Appliance Inc. NuView also provides professional services such as consulting, maintenance, installation, training and support.

“NuView’s solutions for file data management are an ideal complement to Brocade’s Tapestry family of products,” said NuView Founder and CEO Rahul Mehta.

Brocade acquired all of the outstanding shares of NuView for approximately $60 million in cash.

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