IBM Plans to Acquire… Cleversafe

has announced its intention to acquire , which is recognized as a leader in the development and manufacture of and . The deal (for undisclosed terms) is expected to close in the fourth calendar quarter of 2015. Upon closure of the deal, IBM will integrate Cleversafe into its IBM Cloud business unit. The reason is that object-based storage plays a key role in hybrid cloud deployments today (think Amazon S3 for the public cloud), and its importance is expected to increase dramati-cally.

Let’s examine three questions to better understand why IBM is acquiring Cleversafe and why that is important.

-What is object-based storage and why does it matter?

-What does Cleversafe bring to the table?

-How will IBM integrate Cleversafe?

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