Architecture, Cloud, Network security

Verizon to acquire Terremark for $1.4 billion

January 27, 2011
Verizon on Thursday announced plans to acquire Terremark, a managed IT infrastructure and cloud services provider known for its advanced security offerings, for $1.4 billion. The deals boosts Verizon to a major player in the cloud circuit. According to a news release, Verizon plans to operate Terremark as a standalone business unit. "Cloud computing continues to fundamentally alter the way enterprises procure, deploy and manage IT resources, and this combination helps create a tipping point for 'everything-as-a-service,'" said Lowell McAdam, Verizon's president and chief operating officer. – DK
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