Amazon has reportedly acquired one of the disaster-recovery service providers within the Amazon Web Services Marketplace, purchasing CloudEndure for around $250 million.
Picking up on reports out of CloudEndure’s home country of Israel, Techcrunch said its sources pegged the deal at closer to $200 million. CloudEndure offers peace of mind for application developers who consider uptime their most important goal through technology that makes copies of their applications across different cloud providers or data centers in case of a disaster at the primary data center, and it is currently supports all three major cloud providers as well as VMware.
CloudEndure also helps companies move applications into different cloud providers through its Live Migration tools. Moving an application from self-managed servers to the cloud tends to take longer than originally expected, and live migration services help companies make sure they continue to provide a given level of service during that migration process.
An Amazon Web Services representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
AWS hasn’t always embraced this notion of workloads running across multiple environments, but the market has been shifting in this direction for several years and the cloud leader is shifting along with it. Based on that history, it seems hard to believe that AWS would keep CloudEndure’s services for migrating workloads into Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform, but AWS does have a close relationship with VMware and CloudEndure’s technology could help their mutual customers.
According to the company’s website, “CloudEndure has raised over $18 million from leading venture capital firms and strategic investors, including Dell EMC, VMware, Mitsui, Infosys, and Magma Venture Partners.” We’ll update this story if we receive confirmation of the deal.