Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Microsoft to Acquire StorSimple for Hybrid Cloud Storage

Microsoft agreed to acquire StorSimple, a start-up developing Cloud-integrated Storage (CiS) solutions.  Financial terms were not disclosed.

StorSimple, which is based in Santa Clara, California, offers solutions that combine the data management functions of primary storage, backup, archive and disaster recovery with cloud integration. StorSimple said it can automatically protect and rapidly restore production data using public clouds.

Microsoft said the acquisition will advance Microsoft's Cloud OS vision and help customers more efficiently embrace hybrid cloud computing.

"Customers faced with explosive growth in data are looking to the cloud to help them store, manage and archive that data. But, to be effective, cloud storage needs to integrate with IT's current investments," said Michael Park, corporate vice president, Server and Tools Division for Microsoft. "StorSimple's approach helps customers seamlessly integrate on-premises storage with cloud storage through intelligent automation and management."

"Most StorSimple customers are mainstream IT organizations that have chosen Windows Azure as their primary cloud. We are excited to continue to work with Microsoft and bring the combined benefits of StorSimple and Windows Azure to customers around the world," said Ursheet Parikh, co-founder and CEO, StorSimple.


  • StorSimple is headed by Ursheet Parikh, who previously was the Director of product management for Cisco’s WAN optimization and application acceleration business unit.

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