Data Storage Acquires SafeData

 
 
By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-06-28 Email Print this article Print
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

With the acquisition of SafeData, Data Storage augments its current products and services to include data backup and recovery, digital archiving, virtual hosting and standby data recovery, e-discovery, e-mail archiving, and hosted exchange for the IBM iSeries market.

Data Storage Corp., a New York-based provider of electronic data storage for enterprise and health care systems, announced June 28 that it has acquired SafeData, which makes data protection software for IBM data center systems.

Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

SafeData will operate as a division of DSC, remaining in its Warwick, R.I., location and continuing to serve existing customers with its SafeData/HA, SafeData/DR and SafeData/TR products, DSC said.

With the acquisition, DSC will augment its current products and services to include data backup and recovery, digital archiving, virtual hosting and standby data recovery, e-discovery, e-mail archiving, and hosted exchange for the IBM iSeries market.

SafeData approaches backup and disaster recovery with its subscription-based backup RTO (Recovery Time Objectives) service products.

Peter Briggs will continue to serve as president of the new SafeData unit and also will become an executive vice president of DSC. Larry Putterman, chairman of SafeData, will serve on the DSC board of directors.

Since its inception in 2001, DSC has developed into a provider of disaster recovery and business continuity hardware, software and services. DSC's lineup of strategic partners includes IBM, Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Dell.

"We plan to grow our organization organically and through strategic acquisitions," DSC Chairman and CEO Chuck Piluso said in a statement. "With SafeData's penetration in the IBM iSeries market and its extensive client base, it was a logical addition. As part of the acquisition, we extended our service offerings, and gained the expertise of an excellent team of talented data storage and recovery professionals."


 
 
 
 
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 Salesforce.com 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 DevX.com 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
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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