IBM Acquires SoftLayer
In what has been described as a bold move last week, IBM announced the intent to acquire SoftLayer Technologies, a fast growing global Cloud provider. SoftLayer focusses on medium sized companies, a market that historically IBM has struggled to penetrate. SoftLayer brings a range of technologies that complement IBM’s offerings in the cloud space, as well as a flexible approach to provisioning cloud that allows customers to have dedicated hardware alongside virtual instances. We are very excited by the prospect of adding SoftLayer capabilities to our portfolio.