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Artisan Infrastructure Acquires Neverfail Group

Artisan Infrastructure, the leading channel-only innovator of cloud management software and enterprise-class Infrastructure-as-a-Service has acquired Neverfail Group, a global provider of business continuity and application dependency / service mapping software. With Neverfail’s award-winning products and Artisan’s cloud management platform Cloud Architect, service providers, ISVs, MSPs, enterprises, and mid-market companies can now design, build, manage and monitor complex business solutions in the cloud as well as protect their critical business services. Terms of the deal will not be made available.

“We acquired Neverfail, known for its deep-rooted success guarding the availability of business-critical applications, with a vision of modernizing the toolset for the cloud computing era,” said Artisan Infrastructure CEO Brian Hierholzer. “The addition of the Neverfail technology within Cloud Architect’s Disaster Recovery (DR) Cloud Solution Marketplace will offer a compelling business-critical recovery service recipe as companies continue to search for near-real-time cloud recovery service options where performance expectations are high, and security and access are paramount.”

Industry analysts continue to revise cloud adoption predictions upwards. Earlier this year, UK-based Ovum Ltd. estimated that more than 80 percent of global enterprises will be using IaaS, primarily in private cloud computing, by 2016. Other industry analyst firms and investment bankers, including Goldman Sachs, share that optimism.

While Artisan will focus initially on building out the Neverfail Business Continuity-as-a-Service recipe in Cloud Architect’s DR Cloud Solution Marketplace, it will continue to expand its vendor-neutral ecosystem model, offering integration options to its growing list of Cloud Architect ISV ecosystem partners. The company’s existing base of several hundred service-provider customers as well as the channel can leverage the scalability and flexibility of Cloud Architect to meet the needs of its enterprise, mid-market and SMB customers.

Many of the Neverfail staff and key executives have assumed roles within Artisan. The acquisition expands Artisan’s global footprint, now including offices in the UK, the Middle East and North Africa, with a growing development facility in Romania.

“We have an exciting opportunity ahead, with more and more service providers and enterprises looking for a trusted source to provide high-levels of autonomy, control, security and visibility in their journey to the cloud,” Hierholzer said. “Our approach serves as the glue to pair 3rd party software with our Cloud Architect platform so service providers can bring compelling offerings to market faster for their customers. Channel partners and enterprises are in a position to migrate their most vital applications to the cloud faster, and with a high degree of confidence.”

Published Tuesday, April 28, 2015 5:59 PM by David Marshall
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