Veeam Software has acquired N2WS for Amazon Web Services (AWS), in an all-cash deal worth $42.5M. 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. N2WS will operate as a standalone company, keeping its brand name and becoming “A Veeam Company.”
“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!”
“Joining forces with one of the world’s fastest growing software companies is very exciting for the N2WS team and for our customers,” said Jason Judge, CEO at N2WS. “We will further accelerate our rapid growth and the development of our top-rated solutions by leveraging the world-class team that Veeam has established. We also look forward to assisting Veeam customers explore their public cloud strategies with our years of innovation in public cloud storage.”
“When Harvard Central IT needed to evolve their backup services to support an AWS cloud initiative, we wanted a platform that leverages the benefits of native AWS data protection, could provide a global view over backup operations and allow self-service and integration with automation services,” Ron Hawkins, Senior Consultant at Harvard University IT (HUIT) Infrastructure Technology Services. “With CPM from N2WS we get all that and a solution built on a known platform (AWS) allowing us to capitalize on our in-house knowledge. Now, through the Veeam acquisition, we have the potential of a single platform for both on-premises AND cloud based workloads, which is a real win-win.”
Under the terms of the acquisition, N2WS will continue to operate as an independent company with its main offices in West Palm Beach, Florida, USA, Haifa, Israel and Edinburgh, UK. Jason Judge will continue to lead N2WS as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and all teams including sales, marketing, R&D and customer service will stay intact to continue growing the business.