UCG to Sell VAULT400 to VAI Customers
January 23, 2007 Alex Woodie
OS/400 ERP developer Vormittag Associates (VAI) and United Computer Group (UCG), a provider of an online backup service, announced a partnership last week that will see VAI marketing UCG’s VAULT400 service to its installed base of iSeries customers.
UCG launched VAULT400 about a year ago to serve the growing market for online backup and disaster recovery solutions from its Ohio-based data centers. VAULT400 is a private-label version of EVault‘s backup technology, which has supported the OS/400 server since 2004. EVault was acquired by disk maker Seagate Technology in late December, but it appears that it has not affected EVault’s OEM relationships with companies such as UCG.
VAULT400 works by taking point-in-time backups on a scheduled basis. It supports native OS/400 objects, DB2/400 files, IFS data, and other system data. In addition to the iSeries, VAULT400 provides backup and recovery services for Windows and AIX servers, Oracle and SQL Server databases, and Microsoft‘s Exchange e-mail server. Backups and recoveries for all of these environments can be managed centrally using VAULT400 Director, a feature of the offering.
The agreement calls for VAI to sell VAULT400 into its installed base, which is composed of more than 750 companies in the wholesale, manufacturing, retail, and service industries that use its System 2000 software. VAI recently announced a similar deal to sell Raz-Lee Security‘s OS/400 security software into its installed base, and has similar deals with several other OS/400 software vendors.
“We are extremely pleased to enter into this agreement with VAI because of their reputation as an international software organization whose products are recognized worldwide as premier solutions for a variety of industries,” UCG president James Kandrac said in the partnership announcement. “Indeed, we believe that VAI and UCG’s VAULT400 will succeed in obtaining many joint customers, both from VAI’s current System i installed base, as well as from new companies looking to cost effectively secure their corporate data.”