October 28, 2014
EMC on Tuesday announced a hybrid cloud solution from three companies it just acquired – Cloudscaling, Maginatics and Spanning Backup Apps.
The three acquisitions combine EMC’s cloud strategy with storage and data protection. All three transactions are cash.
The hybrid cloud solution, according to EMC, will take as little as 28 days to deploy and will consist of hardware, including VCE Vblock and EMC VSPEX, software and services. The EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud (EHC) solution will also leverage EMC and VMware partnerships for self-service and automation, operational management, etc.
The EMC EHC is available in three pre-configured sizes, including one for 500 virtual machines in five days, 5,000 virtual machines in five days, and 10,000 virtual machines in five days for base implementational services. It will be available from EMC and VSPEX partners. A number of service provider partners are included, such as Telefonica, Colt and Swisscom.
The solutions configurations are the EMC Federation SDDC Edition, which is available now, the Microsoft Edition and the OpenStack Edition 2015, both of which will be available next year.
Cloudscaling creates hybrid clouds based on OpenStack; Maginatics allows data mobility across multiple clouds; and, Spanning backs up cloud-based SaaS apps, such as Google Docs and Salesforce.
Randy Bias, CEO of Cloudscaling will join EMC’s Emerging Technologies Group, led by President C. J. Desai. Maginatics CEO Amarjit Gill and Spanning CEO Jeff Erramouspe will join the new Core Technologies Division, led by President Guy Churchward. The teams at all three companies will also join EMC.