Recently VMware Inc announced that It has acquired Datrium. Datrium provides cloud-native disaster recovery services. It will help VMware to enable their customer to use cost-optimized Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution that can be rapidly deployed and managed as a hybrid cloud service.
As per VMware’s partner offering Datrium is already providing DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS as an end-to-end DR service. The Datrium DRaaS solution provides innovative, cost-optimized, incremental backups that are encrypted, deduped, and stored efficiently in AWS S3.
“VMware Cloud is helping customers with its faster, more secure path to cloud with a broad ecosystem of cloud partners, including AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud, Oracle Cloud, and more than 170 VMware Cloud Verified partners. DRaaS is the fastest-growing segment for data protection use cases with a $4.5B market growing at 15% CAGR according to IDC’s Worldwide Data Protection as a Service Forecast for 2019–2023. DRaaS is ideally suited to the hybrid cloud model where cloud economics and flexibility match the infrequent but unpredictable characteristics of disaster scenarios.”, Said VMware in a blog post.
“Today I am excited to announce that Datrium has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by VMware. The transaction has been approved by both companies’ Boards, but is potentially subject to certain regulatory approvals.”Tim Page, CEO of Datrium
After the deal closes, Datrium’s proven team and unique IP in cloud storage and end-to-end DR services will broaden the VMware Cloud vision to include DRaaS where customers can experience a consistent operating model across the hybrid cloud during DR instances.