Compuware intends to acquire N.J.-based INNOVATION Data Processing

Compuware Corp., a Detroit-based provider of software for mainframe DevOps, announced Tuesday it has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Little Falls-based INNOVATION Data Processing, a enterprise data protection, business continuance and storage resource management solutions provider serving the mainframe market.

The addition of INNOVATION will extend Compuware’s mainframe software portfolio, it said.

“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 of our company’s culture and portfolio of leading mainframe software,” Compuware CEO Chris O’Malley said. “Like Compuware, INNOVATION has a rich heritage of innovation that empowers customers to leverage their mainframe with ease and effectiveness. With the growing importance of data and compliance mandates, our customers will now have access to a full set of proven solutions already in use by hundreds of large enterprises worldwide.”

This is Compuware’s sixth mainframe services acquisition in the past three years, it said. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2020.

“Compuware is the perfect home for INNOVATION’s products and customers,” INNOVATION CEO and founder Anthony Mazzone said.  “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.”