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StorCentric to acquire Drobo and Nexsan

StorCentric, a newly formed customer-centric storage solutions company, is to acquire Drobo, a prosumer and SMB storage solution provider, and Nexsan, a specialist in enterprise storage solutions.

Following the acquisitions, StorCentric will have a combined track record of over 450,000 storage products sold to individuals, SMBs and enterprise customers, and will have received over 100 awards for excellence in the storage industry. The company will have over 150 employees across locations in North America, Europe and Asia, and it says its product portfolio will offer ‘world class products, IP, and talent focused on helping customers scale their businesses while accessing, backing up and archiving critical data’.
StorCentric will serve a large list of data intensive verticals including Creative, Entertainment, Education, Government, Healthcare and Surveillance.
“Nexsan has a remarkable line of enterprise class storage solutions that address complex business requirements while Drobo has best in class prosumers and SMBs. Both are critical components of StorCentric,” says Mihir Shah, CEO of StorCentric. “StorCentric is strongly positioned for future growth and innovation in the storage industry. We will continue to execute on our growth strategy, both organic and through acquisitions. Our focus will be on additional software and hardware products that address the needs of our customers and partners.”
“Both Nexsan and Drobo have a history of storage innovation, focused around efficiency and ease of deployment,” says Gary Watson, founder and CTO of Nexsan. “Both Drobo and Nexsan have been developing new integration points to the evolving hybrid cloud world and these acquisitions give us the opportunity to work together on developing solutions which automatically optimise both, on-premises and on-cloud information management and governance.” 
Drobo has over ten years of providing innovative products to media professionals, SMB and government customers. This legacy of innovation and growth has solidified Drobo as the go- to- solution for safe and reliable storage for data intensive workflows. Nexsan has distinguished itself as a global leader for the past nineteen years in providing world class solutions for challenging IT requirements. Nexsan products deliver storage for highly compliant industries including Healthcare, Law Enforcement, Government, and Finance, and serve thousands of data centres around the world. The Nexsan Assureon storage system is helping solve the challenges of the newly enacted European GDPR, including the “right to be forgotten” which is also starting to appear in American privacy regulations. The recently announced Assureon Cloud Transfer technology further enhances Nexsan’s products with the ability to move data between cloud and on premise storage.
The Nexsan product line provides existing Drobo customers with a high level of enterprise features needed as organisations grow and business demands increase. Conversely, Nexsan’s customers now have access to the world’s best storage solution for SMBs and department level workflows that demand ease of use and flexibility.
StorCentric will retain both Drobo and Nexsan brands and will be organised into two divisions. Both divisions will report directly to Mihir Shah, who will assume the role of CEO of StorCentric. Each brand will continue to support their customers, partners, and channel community to ensure continuity.

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