EMC acquires file management solutions provider Syncplicity

22 May 2012

Data storage giant EMC has acquired Syncplicity, Inc, a privately-held, next-generation, cloud-based synch and share file management provider for an undisclosed sum.

Companies are requiring sync and share solutions as a result of the proliferation of mobile, social and cloud computing, EMC said.

Syncplicity’s solutions are designed to enable users to interact and share content on their device of choice and help organisations manage, sync, share and backup files across their extended enterprises. The Menlo, California-based company also aims to help organisations boost productivity, protect corporate data, and cut infrastructure and support costs.

Integrating Syncplicity with EMC’s Information Intelligence Group portfolio leverages EMC’s cloud storage, information governance solutions, and enterprise content management experience, EMC said.

The acquisition also extends EMC’s strategy of enabling the ‘New User’ in the post-PC era, those who want to access, share, collaborate and participate in business processes on their preferred device.

“It’s our core belief that productivity and security are not mutually exclusive,” said Rick Devenuti, president, Information Intelligence Group, EMC.

“As cloud, social and mobile dominate the way work gets done, our customers require more than simple containers for managing and sharing content. With Syncplicity, we will deliver best-in-class solutions for true extended enterprise collaboration.”