Unitrends Acquires AWS and OpenStack Cloud Data Protection Specialist
Columbia, s.c. – May 29, 2014 – Unitrends, the industry’s fastest-growing multi-environment data protection and disaster recovery company, today announced that it has acquired Yuruware, an Australia-based innovator of data protection technology for Amazon Web Services (AWS), OpenStack and other public clouds. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
With Yuruware’s technology, Unitrends will extend the company’s core backup and disaster recovery offerings to third-party public clouds such as AWS and OpenStack. The move will enable customers to not only protect physical, virtual and converged systems in hybrid clouds, but to quickly recover their IT infrastructure in multiple environments as well.
“Our mission is to adapt data protection to our customers’ environments rather than force customers to conform to our offerings,” said Mark Campbell, chief strategy and technology officer at Unitrends. “Yuruware’s patented intellectual property, which enables us to offer customers the ultimate flexibility in data protection, is the latest example of our unwavering commitment to this philosophy.”
Unitrends acquired Yuruware from NICTA, Australia’s Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Research Centre of Excellence. NICTA’s primary goal is to pursue high-impact research excellence and, through the application of this research, create national benefits and wealth for Australia.
“Unitrends’ acquisition of Yuruware is not only an investment in Australian talent, but an endorsement of the innovation NICTA represents,” said Hugh Durrant-Whyte, CEO of NICTA. “Developed over the past four years, this patent-protected technology connects different clouds and is a huge growth area for Australian businesses. The combination of NICTA’s research and development expertise and Unitrends’ 25 years of experience in the data protection industry is a perfect match. We look forward to following the continued success of Yuruware’s technology across the globe.”
Mike Coney, president and CEO of Unitrends, said: “Our incredible growth in the mid-market has been fueled by our easy-to-use, unified data protection offering, as well as our outstanding customer support. This acquisition is a continuation of that strategy. Over the next few months, you’ll see an aggressive investment from Unitrends in big, public clouds, in addition to our long-standing commitment to our own private cloud offerings.”
For more information on Unitrends and its enterprise-class data protection solutions for heterogeneous environments, please visit www.unitrends.com.
Unitrends provides physical, virtual and cloud-based protection and recovery for every organization’s most valuable assets: its data and applications. Supported by a “crazy-committed” customer service model based on engagement, experience and excellence, the company consistently achieves a 98 percent customer satisfaction rating and helps everyone play IT safe by delivering the best cost-to-value ratio in the data protection industry.