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Virtustream Acquires Enomaly

Terms of the deal were not disclosed

Virtustream on Thursday announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Enomaly, Inc. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, and the deal is expected to close in Q1 of 2012.

Reuven Cohen, founder and CTO of Enomaly, noted "We have talked to every emerging player in the space and believe Virtustream has both the IP and the people to be the leader in cloud technology solutions geared for the complex enterprise."

Enomaly is credited with pioneering the first cloud brokerage, SpotCloud, which provides a marketplace for buyers and sellers to exchange available compute and storage capacities. Virtustream will make two key enhancements to SpotCloud. First, the company will delay the production launch of SpotCloud 1.0, which is currently in beta release with thousands of registered users, so as to enhance its robustness and security. Secondly, Virtustream will significantly enhance SpotCloud’s workload exchange with the xStream Infrastructure Unit (IU). The IU, invented and patented by Virtustream, is a cloud atomic element - an extensible container of compute, memory, bandwidth and IOPS, smaller than a virtual machine, which enables highly efficient cloud management for customers and industry leading service level guarantees.

Along with these upgrades, Virtustream will continue to support released versions of Enomaly’s software products. Furthermore, the company will also integrate specific components of SpotCloud into its future product suite, which will include a trusted exchange for clients looking for business-class cloud federation using the xStream cloud ecosystem. Virtustream’s xStream cloud platform is available today and includes off-premise virtual private cloud services, off-premise public cloud services and on-premise private cloud enablement software.

Another key driver of the acquisition is the acceleration of Virtustream’s expansion into the Asia Pacific region. Earlier in the year, Virtustream announced a strategic partnership with XYBASE to drive cloud computing adoption in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. With the acquisition of Enomaly, the company will quickly expand its distribution into China.

“Enomaly has gained its most significant market traction in AsiaPac, specifically China,” said Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO of Virtustream. “This acquisition allows us to leverage their customer base in this region and to expand upon it by bringing these customers a much broader capability set with the xStream Cloud Platform.”

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Marilyn Moux works at Knowledge Consulting Group in Alexandria Va as a Trusted Cyber Security Advisory - IT Security Outreach and Assessment. Previously She work at SYS-CON Media as a Business and Systems Analyst for their Cloud Expo, Media and Events Business for over 10 years. She is currently the Managing Editor for Ulitzer's CyberSecurity Journal.

Moux headed a solution-oriented risk-based information systems consulting business to help organizations operate more efficiently and effectively. She was also a management consultant at Perot System and Benton International for over 10 years. She is a seasoned entrepreneur and information security project manager with a consulting background that includes global corporations and public sector clients. She has focus on situational analysis, strategy, execution, people and leadership. She holds various security certifications including CISSP, CAP, CISA and Security+. She also certified in PMI - PMP, ITIL, and Cloud Computing. She is also an member of IEEE, Computer Society, ISACA, (ISC)2 and PMI. In addition, she is the Founder of "Women in Security Journal" on womeninsecurity.ulitzer.com