IBM has announced it is acquiring Taos, in an effort to help boost its hybrid cloud consulting capabilities.
IBM made headlines when it announced it was splitting the company in two. The legacy business would be spun off into a independent company, while the core IBM will focus on hybrid cloud. To that end, IBM has been acquiring companies to help it move in that direction and bolster its cloud capacity.
The latest acquisition, Taos, will help IBM improve its hybrid cloud consulting capabilities.
“Taos adds the deep expertise, public cloud partnerships and innovative solutions needed to drive growth and adoption of IBM’s hybrid cloud platform throughout the Americas,” said John Granger, Senior Vice President, Cloud Application Innovation and Chief Operating Officer, IBM Global Business Services. “The platform gives enterprises the freedom to choose from multiple providers to best meet their business and IT needs, and we are committed to helping our clients successfully navigate their open hybrid cloud journeys with those providers.”
It’s likely IBM will continue to pick up smaller companies to help round out its expertise as it embarks on this major shift in strategy.