Double-Take Software has acquired TimeSpring, a continuous data protection software company, for £4.1m.
The acquisition bolsters Double-Take Software's protection and back-up capabilities for virtualised and physical server environments.
Double-Take customers currently have continuous data replication to instantly recover the most recent version of their data, applications and operating system.
By adding TimeSpring to the Double-Take suite of products, the company extends its recovery approach beyond disaster recovery for catastrophic failures, to operational recovery, such as recovering from routine human errors.
TimeSpring enhances Double-Take systems to perform granular or item-level recoveries, from any point in time.
This enables IT administrators to "rewind" and "fast-forward" the data on the server and recover to the moment before an unwanted change, said Double-Take.