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Unitrends acquires NICTA cloud security startup Yuruware

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Yuruware, an Australian-based innovator of data protection technology for Amazon Web Services (AWS), has been acquired by Unitrends.

 

The multi-environment data protection and disaster recovery company acquired Yuruware from NICTA, Australia’s Information and Communications Technology Research Centre.

 

Unitrends will use Yuruware’s technology to extend the company’s core backup and disaster recovery offerings to third-party public clouds such as AWS, OpenStack and Microsoft Azure.

 

Unitrend chief strategy and technology officer Mark Campbell says the company’s mission is to adapt data protection to its customers’ environments rather than force them to conform to its offerings.

 

“Yuruware’s patented intellectual property, which enables us to offer customers the ultimate flexibility in data protection, is the latest example of our unwavering commitment to this philosophy,’’ he says.

 

It will allow Unitrend customers to not only protect physical, virtual and converged systems in hybrid clouds, but to quickly recover their IT infrastructure in multiple environments as well.

 

NICTA CEO Hugh Durrant-Whyte says the acquisition is not only an investment in Australian talent but also and endorsement of the innovation of NICTA represents.

 

“Developed over the past four years, this patent-protected technology connects different clouds and is a huge growth area for Australian businesses,’’ he says.

 

“The combination of NICTA’s research and development expertise and Unitrends’ 25 years of experience in the data protection industry is a perfect match.

 

“We look forward to following the continued success of Yuruware’s technology across the globe.”

 

Unitrends CEO Mike Coney says the company’s growth in the mid-market has been fuelled by its easy-to-use, unified data protection offering and outstanding customer support and the acquisition is a continuation of that strategy.

 

“Over the next few months you’ll see and aggressive investment from Unitrends in big, public clouds, in addition to our long-standing commitment to our own private cloud offerings.”

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