IBM is acquiring cloud professional and managed services provider Taos for an undisclosed sum. The deal will boost IBM’s cloud migration and transformation capabilities, an important aspect of its hybrid cloud platform growth strategy.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Taos brings 30 years of experience with leading brands across technology, financial services, healthcare, retail, transportation and education.
Taos forged strong partnerships with Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, and Microsoft Azure to deliver data center migration, platform engineering and hybrid cloud managed services.
“Taos adds the deep expertise, public cloud partnerships and innovative solutions needed to drive growth and adoption of IBM’s hybrid cloud platform throughout the Americas,” said John Granger, Senior Vice President, Cloud Application Innovation and Chief Operating Officer, IBM Global Business Services.
“The platform gives enterprises the freedom to choose from multiple providers to best meet their business and IT needs, and we are committed to helping our clients successfully navigate their open hybrid cloud journeys with those providers,” Granger added.
IBM announced its plans to acquire European cloud consulting firm Nordcloud on December 21, 2020.
The transaction should close in the first quarter of 2021.