Founded in 2008, the principals of Stage2Data Inc. were instrumental in building the company EVault. Under their leadership and vision, Evault grew to a $70 Million company and was subsequently purchased by Seagate and renamed EVault, A Seagate Company. In recognition of Stage2Data’s position as the Backup and Recovery Experts, we were awarded North America’s first Elite Partnership. And now, we have been named the Master Distributor for Attix5, the premier, leading edge solution that dominates the EU and the UK market.
Where We’ve Been
|1997||Stage2Data founders, Jeff Collier and Jacques Swanepoel are original EVault key contributors.|
|1997-2007||EVault experiences decade long, explosive revenue and technology growth.|
|2007||EVault sold to Seagate for $185M. EVault IT is now EVault, a Seagate Company.|
|2008||Jeff and Jacques leave EVault and form Stage2Data.|
|2009||Stage2Data is named the first EVault “Certified Elite” Partner in North America.|
|2011||Attix5, an international leader in Disk to Disk, names Stage2Data the title of “Master Reseller Distributorship”.|
Jacques Swanepoel President, CTO
During his 6 year tenure at EVault Jacques was the Senior Architect who was responsible for developing the IBMi (AS400) Agent. Jacques led his team to develop the most successful agent next to Windows in production today. From its inception 6 years ago EVault’s IBMi agent has dominated the Disk to Disk world emerging as the leader for IBMi users switching from BRMS(Tape) to a disk based solution. Jacques was relied upon heavily by Sales to assist with growing and supporting the IBMi business. Through his efforts EVault attained 300+ IBMi clients and the agent was granted the distinction of being IBMi Server Proven. As a result of the success of the IBMi agent his team was tasked with development projects including: VMWare, Netware, AIX and high performance communications. In the process, Jacques acquired the following Patent (7,676,509). Jacques lead the ongoing development of the IBMi Agent for EVault. Stage2Data continues to provide IBMi development resources to EVault to enhance and maintain the IBMi agent. EVault has also requested Stage2Data to assist with RDR (Remote Disaster Recovery) solution for IBMi systems.