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Axcient, which sells cloud-based recovery-as-a-service (RaaS) solutions through channel partners, has acquired DirectRestore, a granular recovery technology provider.
Axcient says the DirectRestore acquisition expands its research and development team by 30 percent, adding a team of experts in granular application recovery that will allow the company to expand its RaaS platform to support broader recovery capabilities.
DirectRestore’s granular recovery technology allows organizations to restore individual items from applications such as SQL Server and Microsoft Exchange database backups and replications.
“Data is the lifeblood of any business and protecting that lifeblood is not an option; it’s a necessity for any organization,” said Emil Sildos, founder of DirectRestore.
Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed.