Business continuity, Storage

eFolder Buys Replibit: MSP, BDR Software Market Evolution Continues

When eFolder acquired Replibit today, it signaled the latest in a growing list of BDR (backup and disaster recovery) M&A deals that are reshaping the MSP software industry.

Over the past few years, data protection has emerged as the killer application for thousands of MSPs. Sure, PSA (professional services automation) and RMM (remote monitoring and management) provided the foundation for many MSP businesses. But BDR allowed MSPs to connect the dots between cloud services and managed services -- making it easier for MSPs to describe the value of subscription-based services to customers.

BDR Mergers, Acquisitions

Even as it grows, the BDR market is shifting. The age of standalone BDR products is rapidly ending, and M&A has become the norm. Among the deals to note:

Whom did I miss? And which M&A deals are next? We're all ears...

Joe Panettieri

Joe Panettieri is co-founder & editorial director of MSSP Alert and ChannelE2E, the two leading news & analysis sites for managed service providers in the cybersecurity market.