Virtustream Adds Enomaly, SpotCloud Through Acquisition


Virtustream got a two-for-the-price-of-one deal with its acquisition of cloud software player Enomaly, which includes Enomaly's roughly year-old cloud capacity brokerage SpotCloud.

The terms of the deal weren't released and it is expected to close sometime in the first quarter of 2012.

Cloud provisioning and infrastructure upstart Virtustream owns and operates cloud data centers in the U.S. and the U.K. The company's xStream platform offers compute resources and the company offers a host of other services including Cloud Advisory Services and Cloud Platform Services and

The acquisition gives Virtustream Toronto-based Enomaly's Elastic Computing Platform and its High Assurance Edition, which let service providers, governments and users delivery IaaS to customers and stakeholders. The Enomaly buy also arms Virtustream with Enomaly's cloud brokerage play, SpotCloud, which offers a marketplace for the buying and selling of unused cloud compute and storage capacity, often at a deep discount.

Currently in beta, the official production release of SpotCloud 1.0 will be delayed due to the acquisition and Virtustream is expected to enhance SpotCloud's workload exchange with the xStream Infrastructure Unit, a container that is smaller than a virtual machine that offers compute, memory, bandwidth and IOPS for efficient cloud management.

According to Virtustream, the company will also continue to support versions of Enomaly's software products and will integrate parts of SpotCloud into its upcoming product portfolio.

Virtustream added that the Enomaly buy will also help the company continue to expand into Asia Pacific, namely in China.

"Enomaly has gained its most significant market traction in AsiaPac, specifically China," Rodney Rogers, Virtustream chairman and CEO, said in a statement. "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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