Tuesday, January 3, 2012

IBM to Acquire Green Hat for Cloud Testing Software

IBM agreed to acquire Green Hat, a privately-held company developing software quality testing for the cloud, for an undisclosed sum.

Green Hat leverages cloud computing to conduct testing on a software application prior to its delivery. Green Hat creates a virtual environment that simulates IT infrastructure elements, without the constraints of hardware or software services. The approach eliminates the need to construct a actual testing lab made up of both hardware and software. The company was founded in 1996 and is jointly headquartered in London, England and Wilmington, Delaware.

Upon the acquisition close, Green Hat will join IBM’s Rational Software business. The Green Hat software testing solutions also will be offered through IBM Global Business Services’ Application Management Services (AMS).

"This acquisition extends IBM’s leadership in driving business agility and software quality by changing the way enterprises can manage software development cost, test cycle time and risk," said Kristof Kloeckner, General Manager, IBM Rational. “Together, we offer the most complete solution available today for agile software development and testing, with flexible options such as the cloud. Green Hat’s application virtualization capabilities will help our customers accelerate their delivery of business critical software."http://www.ibm.com

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