January 19th, 2017 by Adam Armstrong
Exablox Acquired by StorageCraft
Today StorageCraft Technology Corporation announced that it has acquired Exablox Corporation. The new combined company will focus on helping businesses analyze, protect, and store their data. StorageCraft will use its acquisition of Exablox to focus a new approach to what it calls “the disappearing lines between primary and secondary storage as well as between data availability and data protection.”
Exablox created scale-out NAS solutions based off of its innovative object storage architecture, such as their OneBlox Appliance. The company also had several Fortune 500 companies as customers. StorageCraft provides backup, disaster recovery, system migration, and data protection solutions as well as data analytics. The two companies technology compliment each other and will offer several combined benefits to their customers. The companies recognized their complementary benefits earlier on when they announced a distribution agreement. This agreement took StorageCraft’s software, ShadowProtect, and combined it with the above mentions OneBlox Appliance from Exablox.
Customer benefits include:
- Data Analytics – provides an intelligent, tiered data architecture that enables the identification and prioritization of critical data for protection and performance. It also identifies gaps in endpoint protection.
- Data Protection –implements data protection policies that offer the industry’s best and most reliable recovery mechanisms. Frequent backups and efficiently-located mission-critical data minimize recovery time and maximize uptime.
- Data Storage – delivers the ability to store all tiers of data with infinite scalability. The object-based storage appliance solves businesses’ common storage pain points of complex installation, cumbersome management, limited capacity and forklift upgrades.
This marks the second acquisition for StorageCraft recently. In September 2016 the company acquired Gillware Data Services, a file-analytics company. Exablox’s CEO, Doug Brockett, will become a company president reporting directly to StorageCraft’s newly appointed CEO Matt Medeiros. The new company will continue to support existing Exablox contracts.