Amazon is reported to have taken over the Israeli disaster recovery start-up CloudEndure, reports TechCrunch on the basis of various sources. Neither of the two companies has wanted to respond to the news. Various media claim that the acquisition was worth 250 million dollars, but according to TechCrunch, the actual amount is closer to 200 million dollars.

CloudEndure provides disaster recovery for cloud users. Disaster recovery often lies with the cloud provider, but if a hybrid or multi-cloud is used, ways are required to recover the data in the event of weather disasters or cyber-attacks, for example. CloudEndure must help with this. The company can help organizations to get data back and run it in a different place. It does not matter where the data is located.

CloudEndure does this by providing continuous backup and migration between clouds and private data centers. CloudEndure currently works with AWS, Azure and the Google Cloud Platform. It is not known whether Amazon will continue to support the other suppliers after the acquisition.

Ray Wang, founder of Constellation Research, says to TechCrunch that he is curious about how open the service remains. “If you have multi-cloud and you want to back up your on-premise data, or if you have a backup on a cloud like AWS that you also want to have on Google or Azure, you should be able to do that now with CloudEndure. That’s why I’m curious whether they continue to support Azure and GCP.”

Investments

CloudEndure has received funding from Dell, Infosys and Magma Venture Partners, among others. What exactly Amazon wants to do with the company is unknown. CloudEndure was founded in 2012 and has raised more than 18 million dollars in funding. The most recent investment comes from 2016, when it raised $6 million. This investment round was led by Infosys and Magma.

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