HP has added Mendocino's RecoveryOne software to its storage management products.

The RecoveryOne software is designed to keep businesses up and running by continuously backing up data as it moves across a SAN. HP will resell it starting next year, and begin integrating it with other pieces of HP's information lifecycle management (ILM) storage software in the summer.

RecoveryOne fills a hole in HP's high-end, the spokeswoman said. ILM is a collection of software and techniques designed to store and protect data as it moves around a company's network. Most users don't need continuous data protection, but some companies, such as financial services providers, need to account for every piece of data that flows through their systems.

HP has been moving to improve its ILM software lineup, and plans to have more to say in that area next week at the Storage Networking World conference, the spokeswoman said.