IBM buys Nordcloud as cloud wars with Google, AWS, Microsoft warmth up


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LONDON – IBM introduced Monday that it has acquired Finnish cloud consulting providers supplier Nordcloud for an undisclosed sum because it seems to realize a bonus within the more and more fierce cloud wars.

Based in 2011 and headquartered in Helsinki, Finland, Nordcloud has a present turnover of round 50 million euros ($61 million) and over 450 workers, in line with its LinkedIn web page.

Cloud computing refers to when firms and people use another person’s laptop servers to carry out a activity on their machine, or retailer some information in a spot that is not their arduous drive. Hybrid cloud is the time period used to outline a mix of cloud environments together with public, non-public and on-premise. 

IBM stated the acquisition will “turbocharge” its hybrid cloud consulting capacity.

John Granger, senior vice chairman and chief working officer at IBM World Enterprise Providers, stated in a press release: “IBM’s acquisition of Nordcloud provides the form of deep experience that can drive our purchasers’ digital transformations in addition to help the additional adoption of IBM’s hybrid cloud platform.”

He added: “Nordcloud’s cloud-native instruments, methodologies and expertise ship a powerful sign that IBM is dedicated to ship our purchasers’ profitable journey to cloud.”

The cloud market has boomed over the previous couple of years and analysts at Gartner and IDC suppose skilled cloud providers might be a $200 billion market by 2024.

Nonetheless, IBM faces stiff competitors from the likes of Microsoft, Amazon Net Providers, and Google. It has been making an attempt to rebrand itself as a hip cloud inventory not too long ago, and final yr it acquired open supply software program supplier Purple Hat for $34 billion.

“IBM’s hybrid cloud method could be very complementary with our cloud-native method to serving to purchasers migrate, handle and modernize within the cloud,” stated Fernando Herrera, Chairman and Founding father of Nordcloud, in a press release.

“As an skilled accomplice in as we speak’s cloud ecosystems, we work with all the public cloud suppliers for the nice of our purchasers all through Europe. I’m very excited to embrace IBM’s open innovation mindset and assist develop its international footprint.”

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