Hitachi Data Systems to Snag Archivas

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2007-02-05 Print this article Print

The transaction appears to be more evidence of the ramping-up growth of the online data storage and archiving market.

Data storage systems vendor Hitachi Data Systems said Feb. 5 it will announce its intention to acquire privately held online storage management software maker Archivas in a press conference on Feb. 6.

Details of the transaction were not released. This will be Hitachis first acquisition in the online archiving market.
Jack Domme, executive vice president of global solutions strategy and development at Hitachi Data Systems in Santa Clara, Calif., and Gary Voight, CEO of Archivas, will make the announcement in a conference call/Webcast, a Hitachi spokesperson said.
Archivas, founded in 2003 and based in Waltham, Mass., makes digital archiving software that enables customers to store and manage fixed-content data—such as document, e-mail, database, image, and audio files—in a secure online environment, a company spokesperson said. Hitachi and Archivas have been partners for a few years. Hitachis Content Archiver, powered by Archivas, is a component which provides business intelligence, policy-based control, authentication and protection of the Hitachi Content Archive Platform. The software runs on a pre-configured operating system which, in turn, runs on industry standard servers, a Hitachi spokesperson said. In order to meet corporate governance, legal discovery and compliance regulations, Archivas Cluster addresses the needs for immediate online access to archive data at a lower total cost of ownership, the spokesperson said. For more information on Archivas, go here. Hitachi Data Systems, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. of Japan, which has approximately 3,200 employees, conducts business through direct and indirect channels in the public, government and private sectors in more than 170 countries and regions. Its customers include more than 50 percent of Fortune 100 companies. For more information on HDS, go here. Check out eWEEK.coms for the latest news, reviews and analysis on enterprise and small business storage hardware and software.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

Submit a Comment

Loading Comments...
Manage your Newsletters: Login   Register My Newsletters

Rocket Fuel