PHD Technologies acquires Xtravirt software division

In August PHD Technologies, the US startup focused on virtual machines backup and recovery, secured an undisclosed amount of new funds.
Part of the money were used to appoint a new CEO and a new EVP of Worldwide Sales. Another part is now used to acquire the software department of Xtravirt, a consulting firm based in UK.

With this move PHD Technologies obtained a wide range of tool, covering several aspects of VMware infrastructures management: mass-configuration of ESX hosts, patch management, virtual machine backup and restore, and even a virtual SAN solution.

Additionally, the Xtravirt co-founder Alex Mittell joined PHD Technologies as Director of Research & Development.
Now the company has a chance to expand its business in many segments, mimicking the growth in popularity and size that companies like Veeam enjoyed so far.