IBM partner Team Computing doubles in size with acquisition of Availability Solutions

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IBM partner Team Computing doubles in size with acquisition of Availability Solutions

IBM partner Team Computing has bolstered its availability offering following the acquisition of disaster recovery and migration specialist Availability Solutions.

According to Team Computing, the merger brings together “two of the largest Australasian players in data protection and migration”. The merger is expected to give Availability Solutions’ customers great access to support and a broader solution set, while Team Computing will gain greater expertise in its existing high-availability and data migration areas.

Sydney-based Team Computing managing director Peter Sanderson told CRN the company had seen “significant” revenue growth following the merger, which took place in July and boosted the company’s client base by 30 percent.

"The transition has been easy thanks to the great attitudes shown by Availability Solutions' staff.

"We approached Availability Solutions with a proposal to merge because we thought they were a perfect match, with our offerings complementing theirs well."

Availability Solutions was founded in 2010 by Denis Vaughan, who now heads Team Computing’s data protection and migration portfolios. Sanderson said the two companies had partnered since Availability Solutions was established. 

“In today’s IT market, customers demand a high level of service and a broad range of skills,” Team Computing wrote in an announcement. “We take this very seriously and joining forces was a logical and efficient way to maintain the high standards of service we provide to our customers.”

Team Computing has grown to 20 full-time staff after absorbing Availability Solutions’ nine employees, including five full-time staff and four contractors, who were put onto full-time as part of their transition.

Team Computing offers solutions to SMB and enterprise for IBM Power Server, Windows and Linux users. The company’s software partnerships lineup includes IBM’s Tivoli, Vision Solutions, InterForm, vTiger and IBM Domino, among others. The company also touts being Asia-Pacific’s biggest partner for the DoubleTake product range.

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