Sterling Software Completes Spectra Acquisition

Storage management solutions provider Sterling Software Inc. (Dallas) has announced the completion of its cash acquisition of Spectra Logic's distributed systems storage management software business, according to published reports.

Through the acquisition of Spectra Logic's storage management software business, Sterling Software's Storage Management Division (headquartered in Sacramento, Calif.), adds a Boulder, Colo.-based SAMS:Alexandria development team. In addition, SAMS:Alexandria is expected to be distributed internationally by the international operations of Sterling Software's Systems Management Group, which have direct offices in 16 countries and distributors and agents in an additional 29 countries.

Renamed SAMS:Alexandria, Spectra Logic's flagship backup product has been added to the Storage Management Division's SAMS product portfolio. The product was formerly called Alexandria Backup and Archive Librarian. SAMS products deliver management and control capabilities across the enterprise.

These products are designed to help ensure that mission-critical storage systems, including the revenue-producing data they capture and the applications that depend on this data, are continuously available. Sterling L. Williams, president and CEO of Sterling Software, says: "We are very pleased to be able to offer our customers a high performance backup solution as powerful as SAMS:Alexandria. In addition to solving the pressing need for continuous database and application availability, the synergy of SAMS:Alexandria with the existing strength of our SAMS product portfolio enables this, our 32nd acquisition, to place Sterling Software in the lead position in end-to-end storage management solutions for the enterprise."

--L. Greenemeier