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Five Minute Briefing - Information Management
November 2, 2016

Five Minute Briefing - Information Management: November 2, 2016. A concise weekly report with key product news, market research and insight for data management professionals and IT executives.

News Flashes

Broadcom Limited and Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. have entered into a definitive agreement under which Broadcom will acquire Brocade, a vendor in the Fibre Channel storage area network switching and IP networking space, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $5.5 billion, plus $0.4 billion of net debt, for a total of $5.9 billion. Broadcom plans to retain Brocade's Fibre Channel SAN switching business and divest Brocade's IP networking business, consisting of wireless and campus networking, data center switching and routing, and software networking solutions, including the recently acquired Ruckus Wireless.

Datawatch Corp. has announced Datawatch Monarch for Tableau, a customized version of its self-service data preparation solution to enable Tableau users to speed time-to-insight from visual analysis.

SolarWinds, a provider of IT management software, has announced SolarWinds Virtualization Manager 7, a new release of the tool that helps virtualization administrators analyze and act on historical trends, respond to active issues, and prevent future problems through predictive analytics from a single console.