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NICTA offshoot snags $AU10M in sale

Unitrends snags AWS backup specialist Yuruware

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NICTA has dropped another slab of cash into its kitty with the sale of AWS backup spinoff Yuruware to US-based disaster recovery specialist Unitrends.

While the official release didn't put a value to the transaction, The Australian believes it's at least $AU10 million (mind you, The Oz also believes there are 100,000 engineering students within reach of Redfern – more on this later*).

Yuruware's headline work has been on cloud backup and replication, letting the customer stipulate the geographic location of the cloud instances they back up. That's backed by an often-missing-link in disaster recovery strategies – actually testing the failover plan to make sure that if things go bad, it's going to work.

Its Bolt VTA product provides VMWare-to-AWS migration automation. As Yuruware's promos put it, VTA “automatically discovers your virtual environment and allows you to select the virtual machines you’d like to migrate.”

The VMWare environment is then re-created in AWS, preserving the original network configurations and without modifying the source operating system.

The company also had OpenStack offerings.

While the Yuruware brand will cease to exist, it will retain an Australian presence, since Unitrends already had its eye on the Asia-Pacific market.

If NICTA has scored $AU10 million in the sale, it will go some way to plugging the desperate hole in its funding left by the upcoming exit of the Australian government from backing the research body.

*BootnoteThe Register would love to know where Unitrends' Mark Campbell got the idea that there are 100,000 engineering students within proximity of Sydney, as he told The Australian. As we noted in 2013, the Department of Innovation said there were 42,000 IT students enrolled in all Australian universities. ®

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