IBM’s bold move last week to fortify its cloud capabilities through the acquisition of the world’s largest privately held cloud infrastructure company, SoftLayer Technologies, continues to generate a positive global response.
IT and Wall Street analysts have joined the conversation, lauding the SoftLayer acquisition as a significant strategic strike that will accelerate IBM efforts to deliver comprehensive cloud services to new and existing clients.
What They’re Saying
Forrester says IBM’s move can make it appeal to a broader and more diverse customer base.” http://onforb.es/11aesr5
Gartner observes, “…SoftLayer’s technology and service philosophy are useful to IBM as a platform strategy, and potentially as bits of software and best practices to embed in other IBM products and services.” http://gtnr.it/12GzWPg
Financial analyst firm ISI Group said, “We believe this is a solid deal strategically in helping bolster IBM’s positioning in higher-growth cloud services and providing a stronger alternative to more established vendors.” http://bit.ly/15Xz8SV
Hurwitz & Associates tweeted that IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer “is significant in [the] evolution of hybrid cloud. Good move.” http://bit.ly/17HG8aB
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