HelpSystems (now Fortra) Acquires Midrange Performance Group to Expand Capacity Management Portfolio for IBM i | Press Release

HelpSystems (now Fortra) Acquires Midrange Performance Group to Expand Capacity Management Portfolio for IBM i

Posted on August 22, 2018 | Optimization

MINNEAPOLIS August 22, 2018—Fortra announced today that it has acquired Midrange Performance Group (MPG), a company whose solutions enable organizations to optimize their IT environments. MPG’s expertise and products have been especially popular with IT professionals running IBM i, and the acquisition expands and strengthens Fortra capacity planning and monitoring portfolio.

Nearly 1,000 companies rely on Boulder, Colorado-based MPG because of its ability to help precisely size hardware needs, identify performance concerns, and report on critical systems—resulting in more efficient, cost-effective capacity planning.

“Businesses of all types are demanding a more efficient, dynamic, and proactive management of IT resources, and that’s MPG’s sweet spot,” said Chris Heim, CEO, Fortra. “By folding these solutions into our growing portfolio for capacity planning and monitoring, together we can deliver on the vision of helping IT professionals support their businesses today and tomorrow.”

“It’s exciting to welcome the MPG team to Fortra,” said Dan Mayleben, CFO, Fortra. “Their expertise improves our ability to help customers with the growing need of capacity planning, especially on the IBM i platform—to determine how well IT is performing today and what is necessary moving forward to propel business initiatives.”

“Joining forces with Fortra is great for MPG customers, partners, and employees,” said Randy Watson, CEO and Founder, MPG. “It fits perfectly with our mission of helping customers get the most from their IT investment.”

About Fortra

Fortra aligns IT and business goals to help organizations build a competitive edge. Our software and services monitor and automate processes, encrypt and secure data, and provide easy access to the information people need. More than 13,000 organizations around the world rely on Fortra to make IT lives easier and keep business running smoothly. Learn more at www.fortra.com.

About Midrange Performance Group

Founded in 1990, Midrange Performance Group is focused on helping customers manage their IBM Power hardware performance. For more information: www.mpginc.com.

 

Mike Devine
Vice President, Marketing
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