AmeriVault Beefs Up Online Storage

By Brian Fonseca  |  Posted 2006-01-13 Print this article Print

The company buys disaster recovery provider Capitalbackup in a move to help expand its online data backup business.

AmeriVault Corp. on Thursday announced its purchase of disaster recovery and data protection service provider Capitalbackup for an undisclosed amount, and in the process it added a new data center to help expand its online data backup business. Featuring more than 200 customers and a data center in Albany, N.Y., Capitalbackup already licenses AmeriVaults EVault online backup offering. AmeriVault also features data centers in Chicago, Philadelphia, and the Boston area.
AmeriVault will provide customers of Schenectady, N.Y.-based Capitalbackup with immediate new managed disk-to-disk data replication, recovery, and hosted e-mail archiving capabilities that were not available under Capitalbackup, said Brian Jacobson, chief financial officer of Waltham, Mass.-based AmeriVault.
Nearly one year ago to the day, AmeriVault purchased Certified Backup for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition was aimed at providing AmeriVault with an online backup foothold with small and midsize businesses. Eventually, Certified Backups technology was used to create AmeriVaults XpressVault product. Jacobson said there are currently no plans to expand AmeriVaults portfolio through its Capitalbackup acquisition. Some members of the Capitalbackup staff will join AmeriVault, and Capitalbackup president and CEO Don Casey will remain on board throughout the transition process. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.
Brian Fonseca is a senior writer at eWEEK who covers database, data management and storage management software, as well as storage hardware. He works out of eWEEK's Woburn, Mass., office. Prior to joining eWEEK, Brian spent four years at InfoWorld as the publication's security reporter. He also covered services, and systems management. Before becoming an IT journalist, Brian worked as a beat reporter for The Herald News in Fall River, Mass., and cut his teeth in the news business as a sports and news producer for Channel 12-WPRI/Fox 64-WNAC in Providence, RI. Brian holds a B.A. in Communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

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