Hitachi Data Systems Corporation recently announced a partnership with Verizon’s IaaS cloud infrastructure to build a software defined storage solution hosted on the Verizon Terremark Cloud (Verizon Cloud) that specializes in object storage for unstructured data based on Hitachi’s existing storage products, Hitachi Content Platform (HCP) and Hitachi Content Platform Anywhere (HCP Anywhere). HCP is designed to solve enterprise storage problems related to file sharing, mobile access, data synchronization, data protection, content preservation and data security. Like Apple’s iCloud, HCP enables multiple devices to synchronize content and thereby absolves users of the task of emailing or otherwise transferring content from one device to another. The partnership represents a notable coup for the Verizon Cloud, which remains in public Beta and is in the process of building partnerships with other vendors to enhance its IaaS offering. A typical use case for the Hitachi Data Systems storage solution on the Verizon Cloud features the storage of streaming surveillance-related data or meteorologic data that requires a scalable, enterprise hardened platform that allows users to access, share and synchronize data on multiple devices. Hitachi Data Systems Corporation is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd.