VMware Announces Intent to Acquire
Datrium to Provide Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service for Hybrid Cloud
July 3, 2020
cloud has emerged as the most common cloud strategy for our 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 our customers.
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
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.
the deal closes, the Datrium disaster recovery (DR) service will expand
on the existing performance-optimized VMware Site Recovery DRaaS
solution with a cost-optimized option. The Datrium DRaaS solution
delivers an end-to-end cloud driven user experience in VMware Cloud on
AWS today. The innovative, cost-optimized approach leverages native
cloud services, and provides forever incremental point-in-time copies
that are encrypted, deduped, and stored efficiently in AWS S3. Most
importantly, Datrium will bring to VMware a team of world-class
engineers with deep experience in storage, virtualization, data
protection, and cloud technologies. Datrium is already a VMware partner
offering an end-to-end DR service with VMware Cloud on AWS.
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. We look forward to
integrating the Datrium product into our VMware Cloud portfolio to offer
an operator-friendly architecture consistent with cloud user