Quest Acquires Bakbone Software To Enhance Backup Portfolio

Quest Software announced today an agreement to acquire Bakbone Software for $55 million.  Quest excepts the acquisition to further boost their existing data recovery product lines including vRanger and LiteSpeed.

It’s not yet clear exactly how the products and technology will be integrated, but a post on Quest’s vCommunity blog suggests that some of the technologies will be integrated with vRanger. ¬†BakBone has some interesting technologies including:

  • Real-Time CDP Protection
  • Post-Process byte-level de-duplication which Bakbone claims can reduce the storage footprint by up to 12 times, while also reducing backup times/windows
  • Application-Level backup integrations with Oracle, SQL, Exchange, Sharepoint, MySQL, Notes and more
  • Support for multiple virtualization platforms including vSphere, Hyper-V and Xen
  • Individual retention policies, including the ability to move older backups to a different storage tier (disk, tape, VTL)
  • NDMP/Tape/VTL support
  • Bare Metal Recovery
  • Email and File Archiving

There’s some overlap in a few areas of course but it will be interesting to see how some of these technologies may be integrated into future versions of the vRanger product.

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