Today, Google announced that it will acquire Actifio, a data management and disaster recovery provider. After the acquisition, Actifio will be merged into Google cloud. The terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. < / P > < p > it is worth noting that when the company was valued at more than $1 billion in a 2014 round of financing, it said it was preparing for an IPO (not yet listed). It is reported that Actifio was valued at $1.3 billion in 2018. At the beginning of this year, the company seems to be raising funds at a price 60% lower than its latest valuation. At present, it has raised about $461 million. Investors include Andreessen Horowitz, TCV, tiger, 83 north, etc. In addition, the company filed a patent infringement lawsuit against rubrik earlier this year. < / P > < p > in recent years, Google has entered one of the key investment areas of enterprises. With the growth of increasingly complex security vulnerabilities and increasingly stringent data protection regulations, data security and data management have become new priorities. < / P > < p > Google calls Actifio a leader in the field of backup and disaster recovery. It provides virtual data copies that can be managed and updated for storage and testing. It covers data in many environments, including SAP Hana, Oracle, Microsoft SQL server, PostgreSQL and MYSQL, VMware, virtual machine (VM) in Hyper-V, physical server and, of course, Google Compute engine, the fact that this will enable Google to play a strong role in working with companies in a hybrid cloud environment. < / P > < p > the acquisition of Actifio will help us better serve businesses that deploy and manage critical business workloads, including mixed scenarios, and will be committed to supporting our backup and disaster recovery technologies and channel partner ecosystem, providing customers with a wide range of choices so that customers can choose the solution that best suits their needs. < / P > < p > backup and recovery are critical to the adoption of enterprise cloud, and together with Google cloud, we are in a good position to meet the needs of data-driven customers from all walks of life. Google said the proposed media negotiation rules would put its free services in Australia at “risk”