Today Quest announced the intention to acquire BakBone software and I wanted to provide a little commentary on why we did the deal. Having been part of the Quest team that evaluated BakBone I can honestly say the products are “top notch” and their team brings a wealth of expertise to Quest in the data protection area. Across all product lines, from their core NetVault Backup product to their cutting edge Continuous Data Protection (CDP) solution, NetVault FastRecover, they have a great set of products.
The data protection market in itself is huge, over $5 billion just including backup and replication, and Quest is serious about this market. BakBone will allow Quest to build out our vision for data protection by providing access to patented technologies with over 500 man years of development behind them.
Until the deal closes I can’t go into roadmap specifics, but I will say this is great news for all vRanger customers along with existing BakBone customers.