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Armonk's IBM Acquiring Cleversafe

IBM announces it has agreed to buy storage solutions company Cleversafe Inc.
IBM announces it has agreed to buy storage solutions company Cleversafe Inc. Photo Credit: Wikipedia

ARMONK, N.Y. -- IBM announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire Cleversafe Inc., a leading developer and manufacturer of object-based storage software and appliances.

Once the deal closes, IBM will integrate Cleversafe's portfolio into its IBM Cloud business unit to give clients strategic data flexibility, simplified management and consistency with on-premise, cloud and hybrid cloud deployment options.

"Today a massive digital transformation is underway as organizations increasingly turn to cloud computing for innovative ways to manage more complex business operations and increasing volumes of data in a secure and effective way,” said Robert LeBlanc, senior vice president of IBM Cloud. “Cleversafe, a pioneer in object storage, will add to our efforts to help clients overcome these challenges by extending and strengthening our cloud storage strategy, as well as our portfolio.”

Founded in 2004, Cleversafe is a privately company based in Chicago and a recognized market leader, with more than 350 patents in object-based, on-premise storage solutions that enable clients to scale to exabytes of storage, or billions of gigabytes.

“Together with IBM we can extend our object storage leadership position to address the broadest set of workloads for clients with the most expansive set of object-based solutions," said John Morris, president and CEO of Cleversafe.

Following the close of the deal, clients will be able to use SoftLayer cloud services and IBM Bluemix, IBM’s Platform-as-a-Service, to create dynamic and innovative applications with the Cleversafe technology as a foundational content repository and data archive.

The deal is expected to close later this year. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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