EMC Acquires Cloud-Based File-Sharing Provider Syncplicity

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2012-05-22 Print this article Print

Syncplicity for the enterprise enables users to interact and share content on their device of choice under security and governance IT guideline inside regulated industries.

EMC, filling an important hole in its cloud service catalog, revealed May 22 that is has acquired privately held cloud-based file management provider Syncplicity for an undisclosed sum.

EMC made the announcement at EMC World in Las Vegas without releasing details about the transaction.

Syncplicity, whose CEO is former Oracle and SolarWinds executive Karen White, is a next-generation cloud-based service for secure file synchronization, mobility and collaboration. The service gives individuals, teams and businesses seamless access to any file they need and on every computer, mobile device, file server and business application they work in€”both online and offline€”while making the process a simple routine.

Syncplicity has about 25,000 businesses and individuals worldwide already using its Virtual Private Cloud for file sync, access and sharing. The company simply regards the Internet as the de facto corporate network.

Syncplicity for the enterprise also enables users to interact and share content on their device of choice under security and governance IT guidelines inside regulated industries.

EMC said it would integrate Syncplicity into its Information Intelligence Group. The deal is expected to be complete this quarter, the company said.


Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on Salesforce.com and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and DevX.com and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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