Arcserve buys Zetta

Acquisition sets company on the path of being a comprehensive cloud data protection vendor

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Arcserve buys Zetta Crest says Arcserve has strong on-premises capabilities and a strong data protection portfolio.
By  Manda Banda Published  July 24, 2017

Data protection software developer Arcserve this month acquired Zetta, a developer of cloud-first disaster recovery technology.

Arcserve, which became an independent company after its 2014 spin-out from CA Technologies, sees Zetta as a way to access industry-leading cloud technology and innovation, said Mike Crest, CEO at Arcserve.

"Arcserve has strong on-premises capabilities and a strong data protection portfolio," Crest. "But we want the technology that will complete the customer experience. Zetta is 100 percent in the cloud, has multitenant capabilities, and is delivered as a service."

Prior to the acquisition, Arcserve had been doing well, Crest said. The company has over 7,500 channel partners worldwide who account for between 98% and 99% of the company's total revenue, he said. Arcserve also is seeing 16% year-over-year growth in worldwide new bookings, he said.

Arcserve already has a presence in the cloud with its Arcserve Unified Data Protection (UDP) appliances that protect on-premises and cloud applications and data and offers redundancy to the cloud, Crest said. That part of the business has seen 28% year-over-year new bookings growth worldwide.

Zetta brings cloud-based data protection to another level, with a return to operations time of under five minutes, Crest said. "No one else comes close to offering an on-prem experience in the cloud," he added. "Zetta was born in the cloud, and designed for network performance with light agents and easy deployments."

Zetta brings Arcserve's channel partners an opportunity to scale their business that they did not have before, Crest said. "We're now giving customers direct-to-cloud data protection," he said. "We're providing a choice of direct-to-cloud, hybrid cloud or on-premises."

Christophe Bertrand, vice president of product marketing at Arcserve, said that, with Zetta, Arcserve will have two primary offerings for partners.

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