Databarracks acquires enterprise backup specialist 4sl

Databarracks has acquired enterprise backup firm 4sl, for an undisclosed sum. The deal creates a combined company with 75 staff, including 50 data protection experts.

Barnaby Mote, CEO and founder of 4SL, said: “This an exciting day for 4sl and Databarracks. We’re bringing together the two top data protection teams in the UK. This acquisition will bring benefits for customers of both Databarracks and 4sl. Databarracks is now the UK’s largest Commvault managed service provider.”

Peter Groucutt (pictured), managing director of Databarracks, said: “4sl is a company we have always admired for its expertise and skill in enterprise data protection. It is a globally recognised leader in delivering managed Commvault services. Getting to know Barnaby and the team, we have been impressed by how similar the cultures of our businesses are, and how much we have in common.”

“Over the past twelve months we have been transforming our core services. We have migrated our customers’ backups and disaster recovery workloads from our data centres into Microsoft Azure, AWS and Google Cloud. We are now the largest public cloud backup and disaster recovery specialist in the UK.”

Groucutt added that with the acquisition of 4sl, Databarracks is adding enterprise capability and the ability to transform legacy tape environments. “We have expertise across the leading backup, replication, storage and cloud technologies, and the business is poised for growth.”

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