Dell consumes app protection specialist

Dell has acquired back-up and application protection start-up AppAssure for an undisclosed sum, adding additional disaster mitigation options to its software and storage portfolio. AppAssure provides coverage for virtual, physical and cloud infrastructures and claims to be the fastest-growing backup

Dell has acquired back-up and application protection start-up AppAssure for an undisclosed sum, adding additional disaster mitigation options to its software and storage portfolio.

AppAssure provides coverage for virtual, physical and cloud infrastructures and claims to be the fastest-growing backup software firm in the States. The Virginia-based firm will form a key part of Dell's 'Fluid Data' architecture proposition.

AppAssure says its software offers a unified and integrated backup and replication service that offers near-zero recovery time, 100% recoverability assurance, and cross-platform virtual and physical server recovery.

"[This] meets the challenges of protecting the explosive growth of data in both virtual and physical environments," said Dell Enterprise Solutions Group president, Brad Anderson.

"At a practical level, AppAssure enables Dell customers to seamlessly move and replicate data across our existing platforms, from an EqualLogic array in a remote office to a Compellent array at a data recovery site," he added.

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