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CenturyLink Acquires DataGardens Cloud Disaster Recovery Provider

CenturyLink announced the acquisition of DataGardens Inc., a Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) provider based in Edmonton, Alberta. The acquisition provides CenturyLink customers with a cost-effective and innovative way to mirror physical or virtual machine data to a highly available cloud environment. The acquisition announced today brings a proven disaster recovery offering into the CenturyLink Cloud portfolio and allows them to fully integrate DataGardens' toolset into their own product suite.

This latest acquisition follows from a series of previous acquisitions made by CenturyLink, including Savvis, Tier3 and AppFog.

CenturyLink and DataGardens have a longstanding partnering relationship and formed a closer cloud relationship earlier this year. DataGardens’ flagship software suite, SafeHaven, provides cloud-based disaster recovery by creating an offsite virtual data center in locations such as CenturyLink Cloud. Customers can define recovery point objectives and recovery time objectives, and quickly failover and failback with minimal disruption to mission-critical systems. In addition, SafeHaven delivers point-and-click test failover and failback functions that simplify disaster recover testing without affecting production data.

The DataGardens technology platform is ideal for small to midsize business (SMB) customers or enterprise departments that cannot tolerate unexpected downtime, but have traditionally seen disaster recovery as too expensive or complicated to set up. With this disaster recovery software suite, customers can quickly set up a redundant cloud architecture that protects them from stress events such as unplanned outages or local hardware failures.

With DataGardens, CenturyLink acquires a mature platform and impressive set of technologists and leaders. The product offers multiple deployment options, “protection groups” that ensure that a pool of servers stay consistent, DR planning options, and many other capabilities that demonstrate a thoughtful design and practical technology strategy.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed. 

Published Tuesday, December 09, 2014 8:04 AM by David Marshall
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