VMware has announced its intention to acquire Datrium to provide disaster recovery-as-a-service for hybrid cloud environments. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Hybrid cloud has emerged as the most common cloud strategy for VMware customers. With organizations sometimes having thousands of applications – both existing legacy apps and new cloud microservices – securing and maintaining those apps in hybrid cloud environments is critical to success for many of these customers, VMware’s John Gilmartin wrote in a blog post.
With this in mind, VMware has announced its intent to acquire Datrium, to expand the current VMware Site Recovery disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) offering with Datrium’s world-class cost-optimized DRaaS solution.
This is a significant move forward to help customers build hybrid clouds by combining the consistent infrastructure and operations of VMware Cloud with Datrium DRaaS to reduce the cost and complexity of business continuity, said VMware.
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.