EMC Opens the Cloud Gateway with TwinStrata Acquisition

The market has been waiting for to acquire a company, but for years the speculation was it would be acquired by the cloud division as a data onboarding tool for Atmos. Today EMC announced the acquisition of Natick MA- based by the storage division as a part of its strategy. This is indeed an intriguing and smart move. EMC embedding a gateway allows EMC to leverage its FAST tiering technology to add a cloud tier. Of course, there is certainly broader potential for the technology to be leveraged across EMC divisions longer term. This will just be the first instantiation of the technology. It also fits well with the cloud-like attributes of the new, third generation , which introduces storage services and flexible CUP resources that can be allocated in an elastic manner to support front or back-end storage processes.

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