During 2014 EMC announced a three-acquisition convoy to accelerate EMC Customer adoption for the hybrid cloud.
Unless you’ve been buried in datacenter SAN archives for the last few years, you know of the excitement surrounding the emergence of OpenStack, an open source project that enables users to build infrastructure clouds by virtualizing and controlling pools of compute, storage and network resources.
During 2014 EMC Purchased the San Francisco-based Cloudscaling, a leading provider of OpenStack-powered Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for private and hybrid cloud solutions. In case you didn’t know, Cloudscaling CEO Randy Bias and team also happen to be founding members of the OpenStack Foundation.
Cloudscaling’s Open Cloud System (OCS) provides an operating system to manage compute, storage and networking in the cloud, and supports a new generation of cloud-based applications that provides the agility, performance and economic benefits of leading public cloud services, but it is deployed in customer data centers and, therefore, remains under the control of IT.
Maginatics, the Mountain View, California-based whose technology enables organizations to leverage public and private clouds as a backup “device.” The addition of Maginatics extends EMC’s cloud data protection strategy by enabling unified data protection and management across disparate private, public and hybrid clouds. Maginatics technology also enables efficient data mobility across multiple clouds with data deduplication, WAN optimization, handling of large objects and multi-threading.
The Third acquisition during 2014 was of Austin-based Spanning. Spanning provides subscription-based backup and recovery for born-in-the-cloud applications and data. Spanning solutions prevent business interruption due to data loss in Google Apps and Salesforce.com (with support for Microsoft Office 365 in the first half of 2015).
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