Seagate acquired Evault last month, in a surprise move.
EVault is a remote office backup solution, going after the same market that the EMC/Avamar product is going for. The question is why Seagate decided to get back into the market. The reader may remember that they sold Backup Exec to Veritas many years ago. Now they're getting back into the software market again.
Any ideas, anyone?
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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 Evangelist 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.