Hardware agency Other World Computing, also referred to as OWC, has introduced that it’s within the closing levels of buying BRU applied sciences, the cross-platform backup resolution at the moment owned by the TOLIS group. The buy is probably going to see OWC develop its cloud providing and enterprise-level options.
Earlier this 12 months, the TOLIS Group introduced that it will stop buying and selling on account of the coronavirus pandemic. It was thought that this may imply the tip of the favored BRU vary of merchandise, which had turn into identified for its reliability, and enhanced recoverability mechanisms.
However, the OWC buy ensures that BRU merchandise will proceed to obtain assist, with all present prospects set to obtain info on their improve paths throughout the coming weeks.
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BRU’s know-how will complement OWC’s Linear Tape-Open (LTO) storage options, notably because the wants of the enterprise house proceed to develop. More and extra knowledge is anticipated to turn into digitalized within the coming years, whereas regulatory compliance is barely doubtless to turn into extra stringent. Businesses, due to this fact, should have dependable backup storage within the occasion of disruption.
Since its genesis in 1985, BRU has turn into often known as the business’s first really server-less backup resolution. Over the years, the know-how has added new improvements regularly – till the COVID-19 pandemic thwarted plans for additional evolution. The buy by OWC, nevertheless, ought to make sure the BRU household of backup, archival and storage resolution can proceed to develop.
“This acquisition acknowledges the importance of BRU and all that TOLIS Group provides,” mentioned Larry O’Connor, OWC Founder & CEO.
“We are glad to ensure customers of this innovative platform’s continuing support and development as part of the OWC lineup. With the acquisition and hiring of TOLIS founder Tim Jones as OWC’s new Chief Solutions Architect, focused on software, cloud, and business solutions, we look forward to a long and bright future for this proven data technology. OWC will ensure this trusted technology will not just live on but will flourish and have a whole new level of support and engagement within the OWC lineup.”