US cloud firm Egenera buys Fort Technologies

US software and cloud computing company, Egenera has expanded its European footprint by acquiring Dublin-headquartered firm, Fort Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

Fort — which is based in Citywest and is four years old — is a producer of software which enables companies to better manage their cloud-based business.

The company, which employs 10 people in Dublin, will now be amalgamated into Egenera’s ‘Cloud Products Group’ and current chief executive, Gerry Murray, will become head of Egenera’s Europe, Middle-East, and Africa operations.

According to Mr Murray: “Egenera and Fort share a common vision for providing frictionless and reliable IT services in the era of cloud. This deal is great recognition for the quality of our cloud software and the uniquely easy-to-use system we’ve developed here in Ireland.”

Pete Manca, Egenera’s chief executive, said: “The acquisition allows us to help our customers move to the cloud faster and create more enterprise-class, resilient and secure clouds.

“Fort Technologies’ distinctive approach to cloud management turns the design, deployment, and management of IT services into a simple drag-and-drop exercise. This enables service providers and enterprises, alike, to grow and succeed in the cloud.”

The acquisition — for which no financial information has been given — will expand Egenera’s sales footprint , partner network, and customer base in the Europe, Middle East, and Asia region.

The company said Fort’s existing Irish clientele will now benefit from an enhanced combined Fort/Egenera offering, “allowing them to manage cloud and physical infrastructures”.

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