Compuware Completes The Acquisition Of INNOVATION Data Processing’s Assets

By Amit Chowdhry ● January 9, 2020
  • Detroit-based Compuware confirmed that it has completed the acquisition of the assets of INNOVATION Data Processing

Detroit-based Compuware Corporation — which is the leading provider of software for mainframe DevOps — announced it has completed the acquisition of the assets of INNOVATION Data Processing as of January 1, 2020.

Launched in 1972, INNOVATION Data Processing was the first independent software vendor to develop a mainframe storage and backup product. And since that time, the company has expanded to become a global market leader in enterprise data protection, business continuance, storage management, and VSAM performance. This is Compuware’s sixth mainframe software or services acquisition over the last four 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 to our company’s culture and portfolio of leading mainframe software,” said Compuware CEO Christopher O’Malley. “Like Compuware, INNOVATION has a rich heritage of innovation that empowers customers to leverage their mainframes with ease and effectiveness. With the importance of data and compliance mandates growing, our customers will now have access to a full set of proven solutions already in use by hundreds of large enterprises worldwide.”

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Adding INNOVATION’s solutions — including FDR, FDRPAS and IAM products, and segment-leading solutions including UPSTREAM and FATSCOPY — complements Compuware’s existing product line which is focused on empowering enterprises to leverage their modern mainframes with ease. Compuware’s mainframe software platform includes Abend-AID, Application Audit, COPE, File-AID, Hiperstation, ISPW, Strobe, ThruPut Manager, Xpediter, and Topaz suite of products.

“Compuware is the perfect home for INNOVATION’s products and customers,” added INNOVATION’s 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.”