Sterling acquires Spectra Logic software unit

Posted on April 01, 1999

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Sterling acquires Spectra Logic software unit

By Zachary Shess

Last month, Sterling Software agreed to buy the distributed systems storage management business of Spectra Logic Corp. for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition represents approximately 25% of the Boulder, CO-based Spectra Logic, including some 80 employees.

The most recognizable asset Sterling obtained is the Alexandria Backup and Archive Librarian, which offers automated client/server backup of both Unix file systems and major databases, and enterprise-wide management of media, devices, and data. Strategically, the acquisition continues Sterling`s expansion into the distributed systems market, says Louis Grosskopf, vice president of business development at Sterling Software.

"We`re on a strategic path to become more much more of an open systems storage management provider," Grosskopf adds. Sterling officials also see the deal as a stepping stone toward eventually providing storage area network (SAN) management products. Federal approval is expected this month.


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