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Verizon Buys CloudSwitch

Price was not disclosed but CloudSwitch raised about $15.4 million from the venture boys

Verizon said Thursday that it's bought three-year-old cloud management software start-up CloudSwitch to help its recently acquired Terremark IT services subsidiary move applications or workloads between company data centers and the cloud.

CloudSwitch is supposed to do it without changing the application or the infrastructure layer, which is deemed an adoption hurdle.

CloudSwitch's software appliance technology ensures that enterprise applications remain tightly integrated with enterprise data center tools and policies, and can be moved easily between different cloud environments and back into the data center based on the requirements. They are supposed to feel like they're running locally.

CloudSwitch CEO John McEleney said in a statement that the company's "founding vision has always been to create a seamless and secure federation of cloud environments across enterprise data centers and global cloud services."

Reportedly Terremark and CloudSwitch were already partners.

Price was not disclosed but CloudSwitch raised about $15.4 million from the venture boys.

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