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IBM to acquire Cleversafe

IBM announced this morning it entered into an agreemnet to acquire Cleversafe, Inc., which will strengthen IBMs ability to develop and lead storage and hybrid cloud. IBM logo1

Cleversafe’s portfolio will be integrated into the IBM cloud business unit to provide clients with increased consistency in on-premise, cloud and hybrid cloud solutions. 

"Today a massive digital transformation is underway as organizations increasingly turn to cloud computing for innovative ways to manage more complex business operations and increasing volumes of data in a secure and effective way," said Robert LeBlanc, Senior Vice President, IBM Cloud. "Cleversafe, a pioneer in object storage, will add to our efforts to help clients overcome these challenges by extending and strengthening our cloud storage strategy, as well as our portfolio.”

Cleversafe CEO John Morris said the acquisition will expand Cleversafe’s current solutions to better its client service as well.

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Carbonite Enhances Backup with Local, Cloud Storage Hybrid

Carbonite said that it is bringing enterprise-class database server backup capabilities to the small business market with the introduction of Enhanced Server Backup.  Enhanced Server Backup delivers the best of both worlds – the speed of local backup plus the ultimate safety of cloud backup. 

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WD's Bill Evans: SMBs Need a Clearer Road Map for BDR

WD today launched the fourth generation of WD Arkeia network backup appliances, delivering an all-in-one BDR solution for SMBs.

The new line up consists of four rack-mount appliance models with larger internal disk capacities, faster processors, increased memory, and integrated solid state drives (SSDs) to shorten backup time and accelerate data recovery. The bundled WD Arkeia v10.1 software delivers new support for "seed and feed" technology to support hybrid cloud backups. This allows companies to move backups offsite via network replication rather than shipment of tapes.

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Red Hat Releases New Open Hybrid Cloud Offerings

RHCLogoHRJYesterday, Red Hat, Inc., an open source solutions provider, announced the addition of two new Open Hybrid Cloud product offerings at the Red Hat Summit 2013 in Boston, MA. The Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform and Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure, both to be available this July, will allow users to either begin their path to virtualization, or create more advanced clouds for their customers. The company also announced the addition of new training and certification programs for the new offerings.

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Desktone Extends DaaS Platform to Deliver On-Premises, Cloud-Managed Desktops and Apps

Desktone said today that it has extended its cloud-hosted desktop platform with a new on-premises, cloud-managed virtual desktop solution. The new offering resides at the customer site and is managed remotely by a Cloud Provider, giving enterprises and SMBs the flexibility to choose the cloud model that best suits their business: public, private, or hybrid. 

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CA Technologies Updates Global Partner Program

CA Logo 1-webYesterday, CA Technologies announced that they have added enhancements to their CA Global Partner Program. These enhancements will ensure better support for partners who are starting to offer hybrid solutions to their clients.

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