Verizon acquires CloudSwitch


Verizon Communications announced that it has acquired
CloudSwitch, a provider of cloud software technology, in a deal that will
simplify the move to the enterprise cloud and help to boost industry adoption.


plans to combine CloudSwitch, a privately held company based in Burlington,
Mass., with its Terremark IT services subsidiary, further accelerating the
company’s global cloud strategy by enhancing Verizon’s hybrid-cloud and cloud-to-cloud


CloudSwitch brings Verizon breakthrough software that
enables enterprises to more easily and securely move applications, or
workloads, between company data centers and the cloud without changing the
application or the infrastructure layer eliminating a key barrier to widespread
cloud adoption.


With CloudSwitch’s technology, enterprises gain new
flexibility and greater control in moving to and from the cloud, while
extending security over applications and data.  In addition, enterprise
applications remain tightly integrated and can be managed as if they are
running locally.


When combined with Terremark’s advanced IT and security
capabilities, this technology further enables total enterprise-class cloud
solutions (private-to-public, public-to-public and hybrid) across the globe.


“The cloud market is a rapidly growing opportunity,
with very real benefits both for our business customers and the consumers they
serve. With the acquisition of CloudSwitch, Verizon has taken another step
forward in defining the enterprise cloud,” said Bob Toohey, president of
Verizon’s global enterprise unit.


Verizon, through its Terremark subsidiary, offers
advanced enterprise-class IT, cloud and security services on a global scale. Terremark provides customers with the ability to improve IT
infrastructure and boost application performance in today’s complex and dynamic
business environment. Visit the Verizon IT Solutions & Hosting website for
more information.


“By joining Verizon, we will be able to deliver a
solution that combines our software with the market-leading infrastructure
cloud play. Our founding vision has always been to create a seamless and secure
federation of cloud environments across enterprise data centers and global
cloud services. 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,” said John McEleney, CEO of CloudSwitch.


Verizon Communications recently announced
that its 45,000 wireline employees in nine Northeastern states and the District
of Columbia who are represented by the CWA and IBEW will return to work on
August 22, without new collective bargaining agreements.


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