Hewlett Packard Enterprise also known as HPE recently acquired Zerto, a cloud data management, and protection platform, to expand HPE GreenLake. The following acquisition that occurred under a definitive agreement will further deliver on HPE Storage’s shift to a cloud-native, software-defined data services business.

Antonio Neri, President, and CEO, HPE, said: “Data is now the most critical asset. With the explosive growth of data at the edge and across hybrid environments, organizations today face significant complexity in managing and protecting their data. Zerto’s market-leading cloud data management and protection software expand HPE GreenLake cloud data services, allowing customers to protect their data and rapidly act on insights, from edge to cloud.”

The combination of technology, cloud operation, and market-driven capabilities between HPE and Zerto will simplify the process of cloud data management and protection for customers’ edge-to-cloud strategy. Through this partnership, Zerto will add talent and technology to HPE’s cloud data services and vice versa HPE distribution and installed base will improve Zerto’s Scale.

Tom Black, Senior Vice President and General Manager of HPE Storage, stated, “With data underpinning digital transformation, customers must manage, protect, and mobilize their data. Customers continue to face significant issues managing data complexity across hybrid and multi-cloud environments. Zerto further positions HPE to help solve these customer challenges and become the leader in data management and protection through HPE GreenLake cloud services.”

Zerto’s Zerto IT Resilience Platform delivers disaster recovery, backup, and workload mobility software for virtualized infrastructures and cloud environments. The company helps customers to recover from ransomware and cyberattacks, then bring the data back to its original position before the attack.

Ziv Kedem, CEO, Zerto, commented, “The HPE GreenLake edge-to-cloud strategy and strong leadership is a perfect match for Zerto. Coupling Zerto’s industry-leading cloud data management and protection software platform with HPE’s cloud data services and go-to-market reach will offer an unparalleled experience for our collective customers and partners.”