Compuware Corp., the Detroit-based provider of software for mainframe DevOps, completed its acquisition of New Jersey software vendor Innovation Data Processing, and announced a technical alliance with CloudBees, a continuous delivery software services company in California.
The Innovation acquisition marks Compuware’s sixth mainframe software or services acquisition in the last four years and complements Compuware’s existing product line.
“Given our mission to modernize every aspect of mainframe software delivery, the inclusion of Innovation’s talent, expertise, and leading backup and data protection solutions is a natural extension to our company’s culture and portfolio of leading mainframe software,” says CEO Chris O’Malley, CEO of Compuware.
“Like Compuware, Innovation has a rich heritage of innovation that empowers customers to leverage their mainframes with ease and effectiveness. With the importance of data and compliance mandates growing, our customers will now have access to a full set of proven solutions already in use by hundreds of large enterprises worldwide.”
The technical alliance with CloudBees, along with editing improvements to Compuware’s Topaz product, will enable customer organizations to achieve low-risk, low-cost mainframe modernization by fully leveraging their existing mainframe resources, according to Compuware.
The CloudBees alliance provides a formal, unified program for independent software vendors to align their offerings with the global community. Participation enables a tighter connection between Compuware and CloudBees so customers’ core mainframe systems can be more easily integrated into a cross-platform DevOps toolchain.