Saturday, July 13, 2013

IBM Acquires CSL for Cloud Computing on System z

IBM agreed to acquire CSL International, a privately-held developer of virtualization management technology for IBM’s zEnterprise system. Financial terms were not disclosed.

CSL International, which is based in Herzliya Pituach, Israel, offers software that enables companies to monitor and manage their z/VM and Linux on System z environments. The software provides drag and drop simplicity to instantly create, discover, visualize and connect virtual servers to resources.

"As clients create smarter computing environments, they are looking for ways to manage IT costs and complexity without sacrificing security or the ability to scale," said Greg Lotko, IBM business line executive, System z. “The response by clients to the advantages of Linux on System z have been tremendous, with the shipped capacity nearly doubling in 1Q13 year to year. With the acquisition of CSL International, IBM expands its cloud virtualization capabilities, making it even easier for clients to take advantage of Linux on System z."