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Octopus

Octopus is the production code name for Horizon Data, a VMware file-sharing application for the enterprise. The product, which has been compared to Dropbox, provides secure data synching and sharing for end users across all devices while allowing IT to retain control of corporate data and define data sharing policies.

Horizon Data is part of the Horizon Suite, an end-user computing platform.

This was last updated in November 2011

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