Compuware Extends Modernization of Mainframe Software Delivery

Compuware, a provider of software for mainframe DevOps, has completed its acquisition of the assets of INNOVATION Data Processing. The acquisition marks Compuware’s sixth mainframe software or services acquisition in the last 4 years.

Founded in 1972, INNOVATION Data Processing, was the first independent software vendor to develop a mainframe storage and backup product. Since that time, the company has expanded to become a global market leader in enterprise data protection, business continuance, storage management and VSAM performance, serving the world’s largest organizations.

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

“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 Chris 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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