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Veeam has announced the acquisition of N2W Software (N2WS), their first major acquisition in an all-cash transaction deal for N2WS valued at $42.5M. This after an impressive year, with $827M in total bookings revenue and 36% annual growth!

N2WS was founded with the mission of providing enterprise-class data protection for workloads in the public cloud.

N2WS is a leader in IaaS data protection, providing a cloud-native backup solution specifically designed for AWS workloads, enabling organizations to back up data and applications as often as needed and recover them in seconds. N2WS grew revenues by 102% in 2017.

N2WS will still operate as an independent company, with its brand, but becoming “A Veeam Company”.

The two names appear publically together, for the first time, at a VeeamON event, with the announce of the solution Veeam backup e recovery for AWS (https://go.veeam.com/backup-recover-aws).

Veeam Availability for AWS was a cloud-native, agentless data protection and Availability solutionfor AWS applications and data, but not directly realized by Veeam… Instead was built by N2WS and based on N2WS Cloud Protection Manager.

The acquisition strengthens Veeam as a leading provider of Availability for any app, any data, across any cloud, and its ability to protect AWS deployments.

“As enterprises look to migrate more workloads to the public cloud, having a robust and intuitive data protection and Availability solution is imperative,” said Peter McKay, Co-CEO and President at Veeam. “By combining Veeam’s industry-leading capabilities in protecting virtual, physical and cloud environments with N2WS’ leadership in AWS data protection, we have a strong solution to deliver on the needs of the digital enterprise. N2WS has experienced incredible growth in the last 12 months and it will continue to operate as a standalone business to best position the company to provide AWS data protection – the same way Veeam transformed protection for VMware environments a decade ago. Together, we will achieve great things; this is a game-changer in every sense!”

With Veeam’s continued penetration into the enterprise, and N2WS’ data protection for AWS public cloud workloads, this combination will deliver solutions that enable businesses of all sizes to run more workloads in the public cloud and realize the associated cost savings and other benefits.

Considering that N2WS Cloud Protection Manager solution provides full support for EC2/EBS, RDS, RedShift and Aurora in the AWS cloud, will be interesting see which kind of product could become the Veeam Availability solution that already provide a strenght support for Virtual (on-prem) and physical environment (as a sources) and great support for cloud services for the target. Can we expect a bigger engagement for the cloud services at the source?

See also: Building on our Momentum: Veeam acquires N2WS

Andrea MauroAbout Andrea Mauro (2905 Posts)

Virtualization, Cloud and Storage Architect. Tech Field delegate. VMUG IT Co-Founder and board member. VMware VMTN Moderator and vExpert 2010-18. Dell TechCenter Rockstar 2014-15. Microsoft MVP 2014-16. Veeam Vanguard 2015-18. Nutanix NTC 2014-18. PernixPro 2014-16. Several certifications including: VCDX-DCV, VCP-DCV/DT/Cloud, VCAP-DCA/DCD/CIA/CID/DTA/DTD, MCSA, MCSE, MCITP, CCA, NPP.


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