Compuware to acquire New Jersey data protection firm

DETROIT—Compuware Corp., the developer of mainframe software, announced it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Innovation Data Processing, a Little Falls, N.J.-based provider of enterprise data protection, business continuance and storage resource management products and services serving the mainframe market.

The transaction is expected to close within the next quarter. It will be Compuware’s sixth mainframe software or services acquisition in the last three years.

“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,” said Compuware CEO Chris O’Malley. “Like Compuware, Innovation has a rich heritage 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.”

“Compuware is the perfect home for Innovation’s products and customers,” said Innovation CEO and Founder Anthony Mazzone.  “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.”

Founded in 1972, Innovation provides high-performance design with non-disruptive virtualization, easy-to-use and reliable backup, recovery, data replication and privileged information protection.

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