Menu
Microsoft to acquire StorSimple for integrated Cloud storage

Microsoft to acquire StorSimple for integrated Cloud storage

StorSimple appliances can fuse on-premise and Cloud storage within a single console

To augment its own Azure Cloud service, Microsoft is acquiring StorSimple, a company that provides appliances that back up enterprise data to Cloud storage services. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"StorSimple's approach of seamless integration of on-premise storage with cloud storage is clearly aligned with our Cloud OS vision," wrote Michael Park, Microsoft corporate vice president in the server and tools division, in a blog post announcing the pending company purchase. StorSimple's products "enable IT organizations to reduce the cost of storing data for backup, [disaster recovery] and archival."

StorSimple's appliances and associated software allow organizations to run hybrid storage systems, an approach called Cloud-integrated Storage (CiS) that combines in-house storage with cloud storage services. StorSimple's service uses both Microsoft's Azure service and third-party cloud providers running VMware's cloud platform. The software is run by either a Web console or with a snap-in to the Microsoft Management Console (MMC).

StorSimple's products have been used across a number of industries, including retail, manufacturing, health care and financial services.

Microsoft did not state when the acquisition would be finalized nor how StorSimple products would be incorporated into Microsoft's own product lines.

Joab Jackson covers enterprise software and general technology breaking news for The IDG News Service. Follow Joab on Twitter at @Joab_Jackson. Joab's e-mail address is Joab_Jackson@idg.com


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel

Reseller News honoured the leading female front runners of the New Zealand channel at the 2018 Women in ICT Awards (WIICTA) in Auckland. The awards honoured standout individuals across seven categories, spanning Entrepreneur; Innovation; Rising Star; Shining Star; Community; Technical and Achievement.

Meet the leading female front runners of the Kiwi channel
Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners

Microsoft honoured leading partners across the channel following a year of customer innovation and market growth in New Zealand. The 2018 Microsoft Partner Awards recognised excellence within the context of the end-user, spanning a host of emerging and established providers.

Meet the top performing customer-centric Microsoft channel partners
Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch

Introducing the Reseller News Innovation Awards, launched to the channel at the 2018 Judges’ Lunch in Auckland. With more than 70 judges now part of the voting panel, the new-look awards will reflect the changing dynamics of the channel, recognising excellence across customer value and innovation - spanning start-ups, partners, distributors and vendors.

Reseller News launches new-look Awards at 2018 Judges’ Lunch
Show Comments