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Founded Year

2004

Stage

Acquired | Acquired

Total Raised

$23.9M

About ProStor Systems

ProStor Systems was founded in May 2004 to develop, manufacture and market the industry's first disk-to-removable disk backup and archive technology that offers enterprise-class data protection and performance to servers, networks and professional workstations at an affordable price.

ProStor Systems Headquarter Location

5555 Central Avenue Suite 100

Boulder, Colorado, 80301,

United States

303-545-2535

Latest ProStor Systems News

Imation Acquires InfiniVault From ProStor Systems

Aug 30, 2011

InfiniVault combines multiple media options, including fixed RAID disk and RDX removable hard disk drives, in a single storage environment. Imation,a consumer-oriented data storage device maker that has been expanding into theenterprise space in recent years, revealed Aug. 29 that it has bought severalassets of now-defunct ProStor Systems-including its InfiniVault backup systemfor large data sets.Termsof the deal were not disclosed. The Oakdale, Minn.-based company said it willretain 15 employees of the Boulder, Colo.-based ProStor on its staff. Thismarks the second acquisition of ProStor intellectual property. May 12, TandbergData acquired ProStor Systems' RDX removable disk storage business toaugment its own RDX division. Imation, which partners with Dell in this sector,and Quantum are the two other major RDX storage vendors. AnRDX system combines key elements of hard-disk storage, including random-accessperformance, high reliability and rapid capacity growth, with the backup andportability benefits of tape, all in a removable cartridge.ProStor'sInfiniVault combines multiple media options, including fixed RAID disk and RDXremovable hard disk drives, in a single storage environment to retrieve,retain, protect and archive digital content. Imation sees this as astrategic addition to its growing secure and scalable storage portfolio forenterprises.Aspart of the acquisition, Imation will continue to support and grow itsrelationship with existing InfiniVault customers as well as key VARs anddistributors, the company said. "Imationacquired the InfiniVault technology and product line because we recognize theneed to add a compelling tiered storage architecture to our existing portfolioof backup and archiving products," said Imation CEO and President MarkLucas.InfiniVaultincludes data protection, continuous data access, security and retentionmanagement throughout the data's extended lifespan. The system is availablethrough a national network of channel partners and value-added distributors,including Carahsoft Technology, Cranel Imaging, JB&A Distribution, NewWaveTechnologies, Promark Technology, Rorke Data and Storageflex.ProStorSystems was the inventor and original developer of RDX removable disk IT andthe only vendor to offer a multitiered storage system based on RDX, but it raninto financial difficulties a few years ago and was forced to sell off itsassets.Imationmakes various data storage products, including recordable optical mediaproducts (such as CDs, DVDs and Blu-ray recordable media) used primarily forrecording high-definition video content. It also makes magnetic tape products,such as data storage tape media, audio and video tape products, and floppydiskettes. Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz  

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ProStor Systems Patents

ProStor Systems has filed 8 patents.

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