Arcserve and StorageCraft set to merge

The merger will produce a wide range of best-in-class business continuity solutions from a single vendor.

Software company Arcserve, and data solutions provider Storagecraft have announced that they have signed a definitive agreement to merge. Upon completion, the merger will form the most comprehensive global provider of data management and protection solutions for organisations spanning SMEs to the Fortune 50. This merger is the market’s answer to a single source to manage and protect workloads throughout the data centre, cloud, and software as a service (SaaS) apps.

With offices in South Africa, Nigeria, East Africa and the SADC region, Arcserve is the leading provider of data protection and recovery software and provides a comprehensive solution for virtual and physical environments, on premise or in the cloud, backed by unsurpassed support and expertise. StorageCraft has been innovating advanced data management, protection and recovery solutions for over 20 years. They ensure that medium and small organisations can always keep their business-critical information safe, accessible, and optimised.

The combination of expertise through this partnership will create a comprehensive product suite that addresses the vast majority of use cases and business continuity challenges. With the increase in cyber attacks and global storage set to surpass 200 zettabytes by 2025, businesses will now be able to safely manage their data through a single vendor. Additionally, businesses will be able to rely on a single partner to protect current and evolving data infrastructures with a solutions-based portfolio.

The merger not only brings world-class solutions to the fore, it also creates new revenue streams for global partners. The expanded portfolio will also make the selling process much easier with solutions, services, and support from one vendor.

Going forward, Arcserve and StorageCraft will continue to fully support and invest in their existing solutions as well as increase spend on research and development and combined intellectual property.

The integrated solutions will be available through channel partners and distributors. On the merger, Arcserve CEO, Tom Signorello (pictured) said, “Companies in every sector are exploring ways to modernise their infrastructures amid unabated cyber threats and global changes that have changed the way they must protect and manage data.”

StorageCraft chairman and CEO Matt Medeiros said, “The combination of StorageCraft’s leadership in the SMB and MSP market combined with Arcserve’s strength in the enterprise and VAR ecosystem, is game changing for the data protection and recovery market.”

Douglas Brockett, president at StorageCraft added that once the merger is concluded, the scope and scale of the two businesses will allow them to introduce a broader portfolio of solutions to the market.