Information infrastructure provider EMC has signed a deal to acquire Kazeon Systems, which was heretofore privately held. The transaction is expected to close in Q3 2009, subject to customary closing conditions and is not expected to have a material impact to revenue or EPS for the full 2009 fiscal year.
The acquisition of Kazeon will allow EMC to offer in-house e-discovery and litigation services as part of the EMC SourceOne line of products. Kazeon allows organizations to identify, preserve, collect, process, analyze, and review information in accordance with EDRM (Electronic Discovery Reference Model) framework. Core to Kazeon is its ability to handle Electronically Stored Information (ESI) that resides anywhere in the enterprise environment, including content on laptops, desktops, content management repositories (including EMC Documentum), Microsoft SharePoint and Exchange, Lotus Domino, email archives and file shares.