Detroit’s Compuware Corp., a provider of software for mainframe computers, today announced it is planning to acquire Innovation Data Processing, a New Jersey-based enterprise data protection, business continuance, and storage resource management solutions company serving the mainframe market.
The transaction is expected to close within the next quarter, and will be Compuware’s sixth mainframe software or services acquisition in the last three years. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“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 of our company’s culture and portfolio of leading mainframe software,” says Chris O’Malley, CEO of Compuware.
“Like Compuware, Innovation has a rich heritage of innovation that empowers customers to leverage their mainframe with ease and effectiveness. With the growing importance of data and compliance mandates, our customers will now have access to a full set of proven solutions already in use by hundreds of large enterprises worldwide.”
The addition of Innovation’s data management and protection solutions product lines FDR, FDRPAS, and IAM, as well as solutions including Upstream and Fatscopy, complements and extends Compuware’s portfolio of mainframe software including Abend-AID, COPE, File-AID, Hiperstation, ISPW, Strobe, ThruPut Manager, Topaz, and Xpediter.
“Compuware is the perfect home for INNOVATION’s products and customers,” says Anthony Mazzone, founder and CEO of Innovation. “Compuware has demonstrated a unique understanding of the new challenges mainframe owners face and I believe that this acquisition will best serve the needs of the mainframe storage management worldwide customer base.”