Dell Acquires AppAssure


Today Dell announced the acquisition of AppAssure, a global leader in complete application protection for virtual, physical and cloud infrastructures.


This acquisition is clearly aligned with our strategy of finding best-in-class technologies in rapidly growing areas of our business. Dell can accelerate profitable growth of AppAssure solutions through the distribution, scale and financial strength that we provide. Some key points that align with this strategy and provide more context on AppAssure’s solutions set are as follows:


  • According to IDC, the data protection and recovery industry is projected to grow 7% a year through 2015. Cloud based solutions such as AppAssure’s are projected to grow at a premium to this
  • AppAssure solutions protect the entire application stack and can move between virtual and physical environments with cross platform recovery
  • Performs server backup and recovery 12 times faster than traditional backup solutions
  • The AppAssure solutions are designed for ease of use and management, aligning well with Dell’s mid-market design focus


See Darren’s post on Direct2Dell for more information. We are not disclosing the terms of this transaction but look forward to your thoughts and feedback.