AppAssure was a backup and recovery software company founded in 2006 and based in Reston, Virginia.[1]

Company typePrivate
FounderNajaf Husain
DefunctFebruary 24, 2012 (2012-02-24)
FateAcquired by Dell
SuccessorDell AppAssure, Quest Rapid Recovery
HeadquartersReston, Virginia, United States
Key people
Najaf Husain (Executive Vice President)
OwnerQuest Software

It was purchased by Dell in 2012. It has since been subsumed by Quest Rapid Recovery.[2][1]

Company history edit

AppAssure was founded by Najaf Husain in 2006.[3] In 2008, AppAssure Software received a "Series A" investment by Bain Capital Ventures.[4]

On Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, Dell announced the acquisition of AppAssure, renaming it to Dell AppAssure,[1] which became a part of the Dell Software Group portfolio.[5] Later, upon a new major version release, the company renamed the AppAssure product to Rapid Recovery.[6]

On November 1, 2016, Francisco Partners and Elliot Management acquired Dell Software Group,[7] which was re-launched as Quest Software.[8] Rapid Recovery is currently part of the Quest Software portfolio.[9]

Features edit

Rapid Recovery software optimizes users’ application experience and simplifies backup and recovery. Rapid Recovery protects systems, apps and data, whether it's physical, virtual or in the cloud. It connects to the cloud and protects growing virtual environments automatically. In 2016, Rapid Recovery added the ability to implement DraaS in the Azure cloud.

The technology is available as software or in rack-mountable appliances (DL Series Appliances).[10]

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Dell Acquires AppAssure" (Press release). Dell. 24 February 2012. Retrieved 30 January 2020.
  2. ^ "AppAssure is Now Quest Software!". Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  3. ^ "AppAssure Software". Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  4. ^ Darcy, Darlene (2008-05-26). "Washington Business Journal". Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  5. ^ "AppAssure is Now Quest Software!". Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  6. ^ "Dell World 2015: Dell AppAssure gets a new name". SearchDataBackup. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  7. ^ "Francisco Partners and Elliott Management to Acquire the Dell Software Group". Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  8. ^ "Francisco Partners and Elliott Management Complete Acquisition of Dell Software Group". Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  9. ^ "Rapid Recovery | Backup & Recovery Software for any Environment". Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  10. ^ "Backup and Recovery Appliances | Quest". Retrieved 2017-03-16.

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