April 30, 2021 at 07:46PM

IBM has acquired Turbonomic, a Boston-based application resource management (ARM) and network performance management software provider.

The company said in an announcement on Friday (April 30) that the deal makes IBM the “only company able to provide customers with AI-powered automation capabilities that span from AIOps (the use of AI to automate IT operations) to application and infrastructure observability – all built on Red Hat OpenShift to run across any hybrid cloud environment.”

Rob Thomas, IBM’s senior vice president overseeing its cloud and data platform, said the acquisition marks another step on its journey to becoming a “hybrid cloud and AI company.”

IBM said the deal will give businesses full-stack application observability and management to strengthen performance and cut costs using artificial intelligence (AI) to optimize resources like servers, networks, databases, VMs and containers.

“We believe that AI-powered automation has become inevitable, helping to make all information-centric jobs more productive,” said Dinesh Nirmal, general manager, IBM Automation. “The addition of Turbonomic now takes our portfolio another major step forward by ensuring customers will have full visibility into what is going on throughout their hybrid cloud infrastructure, and across their entire enterprise.”

IBM did not disclose financial terms associated with the acquisition, which is expected to become final in the second quarter, subject to typical closing conditions. Once the acquisition becomes final, IBM hopes to meld Turbonomic’s ARM software with its own capabilities to allow users to automate actions, optimize their IT infrastructure and ensure performance across applications.

“The Turbonomic ARM integration with IBM Cloud Pak for Watson AIOps will enrich the ITOps experience in cross-cloud management by bridging an application’s topology to the resources on which it runs,” IBM said in a news release. “This ensures customers can deliver quicker resolution of incidents or, if resourcing actions are automated, automatically absorb demand spikes with no degradation to end-user response time.”

Earlier this week, PYMNTS took a look at hybrid cloud architectures and how they are changing financial institutions. You can also download a copy of the recent report, Digital Banks and the Power of the Cloud.

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