StorageCraft to merge with Arcserve

Establishing 'a new global leader' in data protection and management

Arcserve and StorageCraft have announced a definitive agreement to merge. Once completed, the merger of the two highly complementary companies will form what they describe as 'the most comprehensive global provider of data management and protection solutions for organisations spanning from SMBs to the Fortune 50'. The merger will solve the growing market need for a single source to manage and protect workloads throughout the data centre, cloud, SaaS applications, and at the edge.

Combining capabilities will create a comprehensive product suite that addresses the vast majority of use cases and business continuity challenges. With total global data storage projected to exceed 200 zettabytes by 2025 and cybercriminals expected to attack a new business every 11 seconds in 2021, organisations will be able to choose one vendor for a single, agile ecosystem to manage data workloads in all environments and to protect and recover data in the event of cyberthreats, human error, and natural disasters. Organisations of all sizes will be able to rely on a single partner to protect current and evolving data infrastructures with a solutions-based portfolio that spans DRaaS, BaaS, SaaS protection, hybrid and converged data management, direct to cloud data protection, and workload migration to the cloud - or any other infrastructure.

As two 100% channel-focused organisations come together, the merger will create meaningful new revenue opportunities for partners worldwide. The significantly expanded portfolio will simplify the selling process with solutions, services, and support from one vendor while also providing diversification to help partners expand addressable market share, scale revenue, and create margin opportunities. Flexible perpetual license and subscription business models will further optimise market and revenue opportunities and enable friction-free commerce.

Following the merger, StorageCraft will be branded 'StorageCraft, an Arcserve Company,’ and the merged company will be united under the leadership of CEO Tom Signorello, the current CEO of Arcserve, and president Douglas Brockett, the current president of StorageCraft. The combined Arcserve and StorageCraft solution portfolio will be available through channel partners and distribution.

Tom Signorello (pictured), CEO, Arcserve, commented: "Companies in every sector are looking to modernise their infrastructures amid unabated cyber threats and global changes that have altered the way they must protect and manage data. This merger will place us at the forefront of filling a massive market gap by supporting all workloads in every environment with one ecosystem. No longer will organisations require ad-hoc solutions that only add to the complexity they are trying to solve. We will be better placed than any other vendor to be ready as new workloads arise and infrastructures evolve – providing certainty today and in the future."