Google buys Actifio to bring disaster recovery to Google Cloud

Google says the deal will help enterprises to manage business-critical workloads

Google has announced it will acquire disaster recovery firm Actifio in a bid to boost its Google Cloud business. Terms of the deal were undisclosed.

Actifio provides customers with the opportunity to protect virtual copies of data in their native format, manage these copies throughout their entire lifecycle, and use these copies for scenarios such as development and test.

The company’s technology can deal with data stored in several different environments such as SAP HANA, Oracle, Microsoft SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and MySQL, virtual machines (VMs) in VMware, Hyper-V, physical servers, and Google Compute Engine.

Google said the acquisition would "help us to better serve enterprises as they deploy and manage business-critical workloads, including in hybrid scenarios."

The company added that it was committed to "supporting our backup and disaster recovery technology and channel partner ecosystem, providing customers with a variety of options so they can choose the solution that best fits their needs."

“We know that customers have many options when it comes to cloud solutions, including backup and DR, and the acquisition of Actifio will help us to better serve enterprises as they deploy and manage business-critical workloads, including in hybrid scenarios,” said Brad Calder, VP of engineering at Google in the blog post.

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Ash Ashutosh, CEO at Actifio said that backup and recovery are essential to enterprise cloud adoption and, "together with Google Cloud, we are well-positioned to serve the needs of data-driven customers across industries."

"The market for backup and DR services is large and growing, as enterprise customers focus more attention on protecting the value of their data as they accelerate their digital transformations," said Matt Eastwood, Senior Vice President of Infrastructure Research at IDC.

"We think it is a positive move for Google Cloud to increase their focus in this area."

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