IBM completes Platform Computing buyout

Jan 11, 2012 8:28 AM
Filed under Strategy

New grid and cloud management software for IBM's portfolio.

IBM has completed its acquisition of Canadian software company Platform Computing in a bid to improve its distributed computing offerings.

The acquisition followed an agreement announced last October. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Platform Computing’s cluster, grid and cloud management software target technical, resource-intensive applications including simulations, modelling and analytics.

It serves about 2,000 organisations, including CERN, Citigroup and the University of Tokyo.

According to IBM Systems Software general manager Helene Armitage, the acquisition will help Big Blue extend “the reach of our [high performance computing] offerings into the high-growth segment of technical computing”.

IBM plans to integrate Platform Computing into its IBM Systems and Technology Group and integrate its technology into the IBM cloud portfolio, “as appropriate”.

It also expects to apply the technology to IBM System x Intelligent Cluster solutions, IBM Power Systems, IBM DCS3700 storage and IBM General Parallel File System (GPFS) software.

 
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter
 

Copyright © iTnews.com.au . All rights reserved.

IBM completes Platform Computing buyout
 
 
 
 
 
Top Stories
 
Intel unveils new CPU to spark enterprise PC refresh
Cuts the cord with 5th gen Core vPro.
 
Channel chalks up bumper December
Super-sized sales for Thomas Duryea, Missing Link, UXC and others.
 
Sign up to receive CRN email bulletins
   FOLLOW US...
Polls
Which was your strongest quarter of the 2014 calendar year?



Latest Comments
CRN Magazine

Issue: 334 | December 2014

CRN Magazine looks in-depth at the emerging issues and developments for the channel, and provides insight, analysis and strategic information to help resellers better run their businesses.