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Verizon Picks Up CloudSwitch

Verizon Communications has acquired CloudSwitch, whose software makes it possible to move applications and workloads between public and internal datacenters. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The company's gateway appliance includes software that allows administrators to move workloads from enterprise datacenters to public clouds without changing the application or infrastructure layer. Applications maintain policies when moved between various cloud environments and internal datacenters.

CloudSwitch will become part of Verizon's Terremark division. Verizon acquired enterprise cloud provider Terremark Worldwide earlier this year in a deal worth $1.4 billion.

"Our founding vision has always been to create a seamless and secure federation of cloud environments across enterprise data centers and global cloud services," said CloudSwitch CEO John McEleney in a statement. "Together, we will be able to provide enterprises with an unmatched level of flexibility, scalability and control in the cloud with point-and-click simplicity. This will go a long way in helping achieve widespread adoption of the cloud especially when managing complex workloads."

Verizon is betting that the addition of CloudSwitch will ease customer resistance to moving enterprise workloads to the cloud.

Posted by Jeffrey Schwartz on 08/26/2011 at 1:14 PM


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