Atempo Inc., a data protection and storage security company, announced that it has acquired privately-held Storactive Inc. of Marina del Rey, CA, a provider of continuous data protection (CDP) software.
Storactive's LiveBackup line is a suite of application specific continous data protection (CDP) products. They back up servers, desktops, as well as Exchange and SQL Server applicaitions. The Exchange product is particularly interesting, as it provides both Information Store recovery and mailbox recovery without having to back up either in the traditional manner. As soon as a mail comes in, it goes out to the CDP server as well. The product will occasionally tell Exchange that it's been backed up so that it can flush its logs, of course. Then when you need a restore, it can synthetize a full Information Store backup or a mailbox backup from any point in the continuum.
This acquisition brings CDP to Atempo's suite of products. Atempo (formerly Quadratec software) is a French company attempting to gain ground in US markets. The acquisition of Storactive, a Marina del Rey, CA company seems to be part of that strategy. Perhaps this also will give them a US base of operations.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Architect at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.