Kaseya Acquires Desktop-Migration TechnologyBy Pedro Pereira | Posted 2007-06-22 Email Print
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Versora's software will help the vendor round out its managed services offerings.
With an eye on rounding out its technology's functionality, managed services platform vendor Kaseya disclosed late on June 21 that it has bought a desktop migration software developer.
Kaseya, based in San Francisco, acquired the technology assets of Versora, of Santa Barbara, Calif., to bolster Kaseya's Managed Services Automation software.
With Versora's software, Kaseya gains the capability to transfer user preferences, profiles, data and settings to new computers with the same or different operating systems, the company said.
"Versora's software adds a strategic capability to any systems management software framework, and we are pleased to be able to add the capabilities of Versora's software to our offering," said Gerald Blackie, CEO of Kaseya. "This technology brings us another step closer to our goal of offering the most complete IT services automation platform possible."
The acquisition is intended to address a major concern among managed services providers and corporate IT departments, according to Blackie. That concern has to do with the difficulty of porting user settings to replacement computers.
With the Versora technology integrated into its platform, Kaseya aims to replace a tedious manual task with a monitored, automated process. In addition, the added functionality will help standardize the provisioning of new desktop PCs and network devices, and administrators manage the enforcement of corporate policy on corporate machines.
The Versora acquisition fits into Kaseya's strategy of providing to its partners and customers with a comprehensive platform to remotely monitor and manage computing environments. During the vendor's partner and user conference in Las Vegas in April, partners expressed the desire to manage as many devices and applications as possible from the Kaseya console.
The company's management said it fully intends to oblige. Blackie laid out a road map with a strategy that revolves around the concept of a central ITRP (IT resource-planning) infrastructure that makes it easier to manage all aspects of computing environments, from desktop and server performance to financial applications to mobile devices such as smart phones, Blackie said.
Earlier this month the vendor unveiled an upgrade to its managed services platform that includes advances in backup, disaster recovery and remote control, and the addition of an endpoint security module.
Kaseya said it will retire Versora's current product line and integrate the technology into Kaseya's software platform, with an eye to releasing it in the fourth quarter of this year. Versora's software supports Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.