July 1, 2020

Breaking: VMware Announces Intent to Acquire Datrium

 

By Alex Wang, Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, VMware

At VMware we’ve made it a focus to provide a comprehensive portfolio of hybrid cloud solutions and services that enable our customers to leverage consistent infrastructure and operations from the datacenter to the cloud..

With this in mind, I am pleased to announce VMware’s intent to acquire Datrium, a leader in cloud-native disaster recovery, to deliver on our vision to provide a cost-optimized Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) solution that can be rapidly deployed and managed as a modern cloud service. Datrium is already a VMware partner offering DRaaS with VMware Cloud on AWS as an end-to-end DR service. The Datrium DRaaS solution offers an innovative, cost-optimized approach with incremental backups that are encrypted, deduped, and stored efficiently in AWS S3.

Hybrid cloud has emerged as the most common cloud strategy for our customers. With organizations sometimes having thousands of applications – both existing legacy apps and modern apps based on microservices architecture – better securing and maintaining those apps in hybrid cloud environments is critical to success for many of our customers.

After the deal closes, Datrium’s proven team of industry experts and unique IP for end-to-end DR services will broaden VMware Cloud to include DRaaS where customers can experience a consistent operating model across the hybrid cloud.

On behalf of VMware, I look forward to welcoming the Datrium team to VMware – some of whom hail as far back as from the early beginnings of VMware and the EMC Data Domain era.

For additional information, please read today’s announcement blog.

 

 

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Forward-Looking Statements
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