AmeriVault Beefs Up Online Storage

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.

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