Dell acquires AppAssure, eyes backup software

Summary:The deal represents the first acquisition since Dell formed its software division under former CA CEO John Swainson.

Dell said Friday that it has acquired AppAssure, a backup and recovery software company.

Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

The deal represents the first acquisition since Dell formed its software division under former CA CEO John Swainson.

Dell is actively working to focus on higher margin businesses such as software and services over PCs.

AppAssure provides application backup software for cloud, virtualized and physical infrastructure. Dell said AppAssure will fit in with the company's overall storage strategy.

According to Dell, AppAssure delivered 194 percent revenue growth in 2011. AppAssure supports physical servers and VMware, Hyper-V and XenServer virtualized ones.

Dell added that it will keep AppAssure's 230 employees and invest in the company.

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Topics: CXO, Data Management, Dell, Hardware, IT Employment, Software, Storage

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