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EMC acquires 3 Cloud companies to push forward its Cloud strategy


Spanning Cloud Apps from Austin Texas was snapped up  for EMC’s “Born-in-the-Cloud” Data Protection Strategy

Spanning Cloud Apps a provider of data backup and recovery for cloud applications, acquired by EMC Corporation. The company will continue to operate under the Spanning Cloud Apps brand in Austin, Texas and will be the foundation of EMC’s “born-in-the-cloud” data protection strategy in its Core Technologies Division. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

Spanning is a provider of backup and recovery for SaaS applications, helps organisations to protect and manage their information in the cloud.


2nd acquisition is from Mountain View, Calif. Maginatics gives EMC a consistent global namespace accessible from any device or location. EMC said Maginatics will address cloud data protection requirements with a unified data protection and management solution across private, public and hybrid clouds.

All ready announced is the intention to will acquire San Francisco-based Cloudscaling, a cloud computing startup that develops technology which allows the building of OpenStack-based private clouds on customers' own choice of hardware.

These acquisitions  were made to tie in to the EMC Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Solution, which underscores EMC’s commitment to customers to deliver choice and agility in hybrid cloud deployments. The combination of EMC’s data protection portfolio and Spanning’s services positions EMC to empower users to confidently deploy data protection solutions across all applications and workloads, regardless of where the data is created or where the applications reside.

EMC have also announced a desire to reach the SMB market through a network of channel partners, resellers and dealers. 

In addition to providing automated backup and recovery of Salesforce and the complete Google Apps suite, Spanning technology is also designed to provide customers with constant monitoring of data backups, allowing administrators to correct problems before they become issues. Spanning’s solutions mitigate risk of data loss caused by user error, hackers or system error and ultimately improve business efficiency.