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Infrascale, a provider of cloud-based backup, disaster recovery and archiving, has landed another round of funding, and with that money it says it will buy Eversync Solutions Inc., a maker of hybrid data protection appliances.
On Thursday, Infrascale said Carrick Capital Partners has joined existing investors with $16.3 million in Series B funding. Infrascale is using the proceeds, in part, to expand its product line with the Eversync purchase. Together, the companies’ portfolios will cover data protection across mobile devices, workstations, and physical and virtual servers. Eversync is channel-centric.
“Trends in BYOD and the increasing number of remote and mobile workers create a long-term market opportunity that will continue to unfold over the next 10 or more years as companies evolve in the way they procure and use technology," said Marc McMorris, co-founder and managing director of Carrick Capital Partners.
McMorris will join the Infrascale board as a result of the funding. Carrick Capital Partners’ investment joins those of existing angel investors Dan Gregerson and Randy Smerik.
Meantime, Infrascale did not announce the terms of the Eversync purchase, as both companies are privately held.