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January 11, 2023
DigitalOcean has snapped up SnapShooter, a U.K.-based backup and recovery company.
Founded in 2017, SnapShooter was privately held until the DigitalOcean deal; as such, DigitalOcean did not say how much it paid for the company. In addition, SnapShooter was no stranger to DigitalOcean. It had been delivering backup and recovery capabilities to the cloud firm since at least 2020.
DigitalOcean’s Jeff Seifert
On LinkedIn, SnapShooter shows one employee, CEO Simon Bennett. DigitalOcean confirmed to Channel Futures that Bennett has joined DigitalOcean. He will “continue to build out and fully integrate SnapShooter into our platform,” Jeff Seifert, vice president of partnerships, said on Tuesday.
In a Jan. 11 press release, DigitalOcean said the SnapShooter purchase will better enable startups and SMBs to protect their cloud data. That includes files, apps and databases, the company said. Users back up their data from DigitalOcean and other cloud providers, as well as platforms including Laravel, WordPress, MongoDB and MySQL.
In this short Q&A, Channel Futures chats with Seifert about the DigitalOcean-SnapShooter deal, as well as what it means for channel partners. We also offer perspective on DigitalOcean’s partner program and its financial activity of late. See the slideshow above.
Contributing Editor, Channel Futures
Kelly Teal has more than 20 years’ experience as a journalist, editor and analyst, with longtime expertise in the indirect channel. She worked on the Channel Partners magazine staff for 11 years. Kelly now is principal of Kreativ Energy LLC.
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