Seagate acquires MetaLinks

Seagate acquires MetaLinks

Hard disk giant snaps up e-discovery software vendor for undisclosed sum

Storage vendor Seagate has signed an agreement to acquire E-Discovery software vendor MetaLINCS.

MetaLINCS will become part of the Seagate Services Group, however financial terms were not disclosed.

Mark Grace, senior vice president and general manager, Seagate Services Group, said: “Today’s announcement represents another strategic step for the Seagate Services Group and further reinforces our commitment to providing customers with innovative technology-based services and solutions that advance their businesses”

Grace continued to say that the addition of MetaLINCS’s will provide Seagate’s customers with tools to respond to litigation and compliance requests and help to reduce enterprise E-Discovery cost.

Ramon Nunez, chief executive of MetaLINCS, will be joining the Seagate Services senior management team leading the Seagate Services Group’s E-Discovery business unit.

Nunez said: “We are thrilled to be joining the Seagate Services Group,” said Nunez. “The synergy of our missions and cultures will further strengthen our focus on helping corporations and law firms leverage E-Discovery for strategic decision-making during large-scale litigation, mergers and acquisitions, and regulatory response projects.”