Datto, a hybrid cloud-based backup disaster recovery and continuity solutions provider, has acquired Backupify, a provider of cloud-to-cloud backup recovery solutions for SaaS applications, for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition will empower Datto to create a platform that will protect all business data, whether it is kept onsite or in the cloud. Together, the companies will protect data for approximately two million business customers and 8,000 partners.
“Until now, the cloud platform market had no way to fully extend data protection across the digital landscape,” said Rob May, CEO of Backupify. “It became abundantly clear to us that the best way to safeguard the world’s business data and keep companies running no matter what was to join forces to build a Total Data Protection Platform, and we look forward to bringing that to our combined customer and partner base around the world.”
The new combined platform will bring new services to customers through the channel by offering instant data recovery and protection light of any form of disaster or IT failure, and also broaden Datto’s 24/7/365 customer service model. The acquisition also positions Datto to expand into new global markets including Europe, Asia and Latin America.
“At a time when data lives in and flows freely from on premise servers and systems, virtualized environments and third-party clouds, data protection and recovery takes on a whole new meaning,” said Austin McChord, founder and CEO of Datto. “Backupify provides must-have solutions for companies entrusting their data to SaaS applications, and our team will help complete the vision of creating a Total Data Protection Platform that extends across a company’s entire digital ecosystem.”