Pixit Media and ERA have finalised their merger to form a single company under ArcaPix Holdings.
Pixit, which specialises in storage solutions built for media workflows, has merged with the IT solutions provider to “leverage the respective strengths of both organisations to the benefit of customers worldwide.”
Financial terms of the merger were undisclosed.
Ben Leaver, Pixit Media MD and co-founder, who becomes group CEO of the new company, (pictured) said: “This is a major step forward in the growth of two highly skilled and successful companies whose respective business and skill sets dovetail perfectly.
“The move will also pave the way for offering end-to-end managed services built around the PixStor product line and associated server, storage and networking technology. Not only does the merger significantly expand the capabilities and reach of the two companies, we are also looking forward to jointly adding key staff in select areas to manage and fuel ongoing growth in existing, and new, market areas.”
Concurrent with the merger, the company will open a new European office in Stuttgart, Germany, and a US office in San Diego.
ERA commercial director Sean Baker, who becomes chief sales officer of the new group, said: “We have worked closely with Pixit Media, whose PixStor software-defined storage system has been a key component of many of our installed systems, since they were founded. This merger is entirely logical and I am excited about the prospects of what our combined forces can deliver.
“From our perspective, infrastructure as a service (IaaS) is a massive growth area that as a group we are perfectly positioned to address across multiple markets on a global basis with a single unified service and support offering.”
Each company will retain current brand identity under ArcaPix Holdings. ERA will look after managed services and infrastructure sales and services, while Pixit Media will focus on product design and business development.