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Redstor acquires Attix5

Redstor reveals international aspirations with acquisition of South African software firm

Cloud backup provider Redstor has announced the acquisition of South African software developer Attix5.

The two firms have worked together for 10 years, with Attix5 providing the underlying technology that drives Redstor’s backup service for schools (RBUSS).

Attix5 provides backup and recovery technology and managed services to service providers worldwide, and Redstor says that acquiring the software company will transform it into an international software and services business.

Attix5 has a development office in Stellenbosch, South Africa and sales and support offices in Johannesburg and Reading UK.

Paul Evans, CEO of Redstor, says the deal was acquisition – completed for an undisclosed sum –brings to a close “one of the longest running courtships in history.”

He comments: “We have been trading with Attix5 since 2005 and have always enjoyed a strong relationship.

“The opportunity to evolve through gaining our own IP and expand our geographical footprint was a natural step that will allow us to have greater control over our future development.”

Evans continues: “Redstor today has a customer base in excess of 10,000 organisations via our partner network. We receive ongoing feedback from our partners and end user customers which we will use to directly influence the direction our software development takes.”

Danie Marais, original founder at Attix5 says he is excited by the opportunities the deal represents for both firms: “Throughout the 10 year partnership, both parties have come to understand each other’s businesses and have developed strong relationships. The owners at Redstor also appreciate Attix5’s African roots and want to incorporate this as part of their vision moving forwards. I believe Attix5’s software development expertise and Redstor’s data management experience and strong partner and customer relationships are the perfect fit.”

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