Arcserve, a data and ransomware protection provider, and StorageCraft, whose mission is to protect all data, have announced that they have signed an agreement to merge. The merger will form a comprehensive global provider of data management and protection solutions for organisations, spanning from SMB’s to the Fortune 50. It 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. With expanded geographic reach, a broad product portfolio, flexible business models, and a magnified innovation footprint, the merged companies will bring extensive market and revenue opportunities for MSPs, VARs, and distributors.
Combining capabilities will create a comprehensive product suite that addresses the vast majority of use cases and business continuity challenges. Global data storage is projected to exceed 200ZB by 2025 and cybercriminals are expected to attack a new business every 11 seconds in 2021. Organisations will be able to choose a single vendor for an 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 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.
As two, 100% channel-focused organisations come together, the merger will create new revenue opportunities for partners worldwide. The 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.
Arcserve and StorageCraft will continue to fully support and invest in their existing solutions. In addition, both companies will increase investments in R&D and combined IP, which will strengthen both companies’ product portfolios. Channel partners and end-users alike will see rapid innovation for continuous data availability across every platform and location. This will enable a seamless evolution from current to next-generation infrastructures and data workloads, including hyper-converged, multi-cloud, containers, edge infrastructures, and next-generation cloud data centres.
Following the merger, StorageCraft will be branded ‘StorageCraft, an Arcserve Company,’ and the merged company will be united under the leadership of the current CEO of Arcserve, Tom Signorello, and the current president of StorageCraft, Douglas Brockett.