EMC Buys Three Cloud Startups

Storage giant EMC is making bold moves in the hybrid cloud market, acquiring three companies in the space and announcing that it has EUredefinedEU the hybrid cloud for the enterprise with the roll out of the Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution.

First, the acquisitions. EMC grabbed The Cloudscaling Group, Maginatics, and Spanning Cloud Apps for undisclosed amounts. The company said these acquisitions help forward its hybrid cloud vision across cloud infrastructure, storage and data protection.

Cloudscaling provides OpenStack-powered infrastructure-as-a-service for private and hybrid cloud solutions, and is a founding member of the OpenStack Foundation. Maginatics is a cloud technology provider that offers a global namespace accessible from any device or location. Spanning offers a subscription-based backup and recovery for EUborn in the cloudEU applications and data.

EUWhat we have here is a trifecta of customer choice for hybrid cloud environments,EU said David Goulden, Chief Executive Officer of EMC Information Infrastructure. EUEach company offers unique technology for delivering cloud abstraction and flexibility for customers.EU

Best of Both Worlds

Meanwhile, the new Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution integrates hardware, software and services from EMC and VMware to unite the strengths of private and public clouds. The idea is to pave the way for IT-as-a-service within 28 days so organizations can avoid the compromise between the security and control of private cloud infrastructures and the speed and ability of public cloud services.

EUEnterprise adoption of OpenStack is accelerating, and OpenStack has emerged as the preferred open source cloud software platform,EU said Jonathan Bryce, Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation. EUFrom automotive manufacturing to financial services and government to research and development, organizations are finding OpenStack the ideal platform for deploying the infrastructure services required to meet the needs of todayEUs application developers.EU

Laura DuBois a program vice president at IDC, said the hybrid cloud gives businesses and their IT organizations...

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