Data protection and disaster recovery company Unitrends has purchased cloud data protection provider Yuruware from NICTA for an undisclosed amount, according to an announcement this week. The acquisition positions Unitrends to extend its hyper-scale backup and disaster recovery offerings to AWS, OpenStack, Microsoft Azure, and other third-party public clouds.
NICTA chief executive Hugh Durrant-Whyte told the Australian that Yuruware would be sold for at least $10 million AUD to a foreign company. Unitrends is based in South Carolina.
NICTA, which stands for National Information and Communications Technology Australia, is transitioning from government initiative to private research firm by mid-2016.
Unitrends’ business is based on IT protection and data recovery across diverse environments, and adding Yuruware’s public cloud migration and recovery technology increases its flexibility.
“Our mission is to adapt data protection to our customers’ environments rather than force customers to conform to our offerings,” Mark Campbell, chief strategy and technology officer at Unitrends said. “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.”
President and CEO Mike Coney added that Unitrends will invest aggressively in “big, public clouds” over the next few months to complement their private cloud offerings.
Offering public cloud disaster recovery tends to improve SLA attainment, according to a Forrester study released earlier this month.