Arcserve Acquires Zetta to Integrate DR and Backup Services – Web Host Industry Review

Data protection and availability firm Arcserve has acquired disaster recovery provider Zetta to expand its Unified Data Protection (UDP) solution suite and deliver it to midmarket customers, the companies announced Tuesday.

Zetta’s disaster recovery-as-a-service (DRaaS) and backup-as-a-service (BaaS) will be integrated with Arcserve’s flagship product as Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct.

“The acquisition of Zetta advances our cloud solution with technology, data centers and expertise that places Arcserve at the forefront of the backup and recovery industry,” Mike Crest, CEO of Arcserve said.

Jeff Whitehead, CTO of Arcserve and former CTO of Zetta, added, “Arcserve and Zetta share the same passionate focus on customer success and delivering the world’s foremost data protection innovation. Becoming a part of Arcserve presents us with an amazing opportunity to invest further in our technology and gives our customers access to a broader portfolio of data protection solutions with continued global support.”

The move allows Arcserve to offer an affordable disaster avoidance platform with near-zero data loss recovery point objective (RPO) and near-instant recovery time objective (RTO), according to the announcement.

“Midsize and decentralized organizations are being overwhelmed by enterprise expectations, whereby they’re expected to adhere to stricter service level availability agreements without enterprise budgets,” said Crest. “This is where the challenge lies: these organizations cannot afford the complex and expensive solutions offered by some vendors, nor can they justify DRaaS solutions that may recover systems quickly but are recovering hours-old data. That’s a huge market gap we will fill.”

Crest also said the solution will support “all midmarket platforms, hypervisors, cloud and on-premises” in the coming months.

Zetta customers will continue to be served. Arcserve UDP Cloud Direct will be available through Arcserve’s North American customer network this summer, and roll out to the EMEA region and Japan later this year. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Arcserve also acquired email archiving technology FastArchiver in April.

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