Certance, LLC, was a privately held company engaged in design and manufacture of computer tape drives.

Certance, LLC
IndustryInformation technology
Founded1996; 27 years ago (1996) in Costa Mesa, California, United States
Defunct2005 (2005)
FateAcquired by Quantum Corporation
Costa Mesa, California, United States
ProductsComputer tape drives

Based in Costa Mesa, California, Certance designed and manufactured drives using a variety of tape formats, including Travan, DDS, and Linear Tape-Open computer tape drives. Certance was one of the three original technology partners, (Certance, IBM, and Hewlett-Packard), that created the Linear Tape-Open technology.

In 2005, Certance was acquired by Quantum Corporation.

History edit

The company began as the removable storage systems division of Seagate Technology. The division was formed in 1996 from storage companies Archive Corporation, Irwin Magnetic Systems, Cipher Data Products, and Maynard Electronics. In a restructuring involving Seagate Technology and Veritas Software, the division was spun off in 2000 into the independent company Seagate Removable Storage Systems. The company was the worldwide unit volume shipment leader in 2001, 2002, and 2003.[1]

The company name was changed to "Certance" in 2003. In 2004, Quantum Corporation announced plans to acquire Certance. The acquisition was completed in 2005, whereupon Certance ceased to exist as an independent company.[2]

References edit

  1. ^ "About Certance". Certance. Archived from the original on 2006-12-07.
  2. ^ McMillan, Robert (21 October 2004). "Quantum acquires tape drive maker Certance". Computerworld. Archived from the original on 2014-12-17. Retrieved 16 December 2014.