Quest AppAssure

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Quest AppAssure
FateAcquired by Quest Software
PredecessorDell AppAssure
SuccessorQuest AppAssure
FounderNajaf Husain
DefunctFebruary 24, 2012 (2012-02-24)
HeadquartersAliso Viejo, California, United States
Key people
Najaf Husain (Executive Vice President)
OwnerQuest Software


AppAssure, now called Quest Rapid Recovery[1], started as a series of backup solutions developed and marketed by the company with the same name until Dell acquired the company in February 2012.[2]

AppAssure was founded by Najaf Husain in 2006.[3] In 2008, AppAssure Software received a "Series A" investment by Bain Capital Ventures.[4]

On Friday, Feb. 24, 2012, Dell announced the acquisition of AppAssure, renaming it to Dell AppAssure,[2] which became a part of the Dell Software Group portfolio.[5] Later, upon a new major version release, the company renamed the AppAssure product to Rapid Recovery.[6]

On November 1, 2016, Francisco Partners and Elliot Management acquired Dell Software Group,[7] which was re-launched as Quest Software.[8] Rapid Recovery is currently part of the Quest Software portfolio.[9]


Rapid Recovery software optimizes users’ application experience and simplifies backup and recovery. Rapid Recovery protects systems, apps and data, whether it’s physical, virtual or in the cloud. It connects to the cloud and protects growing virtual environments automatically. In 2016, Rapid Recovery added the ability to implement DraaS in the Azure cloud.

The technology is available as software or in rack-mountable appliances (DL Series Appliances).[10]

Product History[edit]

  • 2012 – Dell acquired AppAssure. Product name remains as AppAssure.
  • 2016 – Product rebranded AppAssure. Product rebranded to Rapid Recovery.
  • 2017 – Francisco Partners and Elliot Management acquired Dell Software, which was re-launched as Quest Software. Rapid Recovery remains as a part of Quest Software portfolio.


  1. ^ "AppAssure is Now Quest Software!". Retrieved 2017-12-01.
  2. ^ a b Official announcement Dell acquires AppAssure, 24 February 2012. Visited 30 March 2012
  3. ^ "AppAssure Software". Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  4. ^ Darcy, Darlene (2008-05-26). "Washington Business Journal". Retrieved 2011-08-08.
  5. ^ "AppAssure is Now Quest Software!". Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  6. ^ "Dell World 2015: Dell AppAssure gets a new name". SearchDataBackup. Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  7. ^ "Francisco Partners and Elliott Management to Acquire the Dell Software Group". Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  8. ^ "Francisco Partners and Elliott Management Complete Acquisition of Dell Software Group". Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  9. ^ "Rapid Recovery | Backup & Recovery Software for any Environment". Retrieved 2017-03-16.
  10. ^ "Backup and Recovery Appliances | Quest". Retrieved 2017-03-16.

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