IBM elevates Hybrid Cloud Consulting Capability with Taos acquisition


IBM has recently announced that it has acquired Taos, a Cloud Managed Services Provider. The financial details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Taos was founded by Ric Urrutia in 1989. It offers advisory services, system components building, architecture development, and on-site support or managed services for the IT infrastructure of its customers.

The company, which has around 550 employees, offers solutions to customers in the areas of financial services, technology, transportation, healthcare, education, and retail. It has also collaborated with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform to deliver a significant data center migration.

Executive Opinion

John Granger, Senior Vice President, Cloud Application Innovation and Chief Operating Officer, IBM Global Business Services, said, "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. 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."

Hamilton Yu, CEO of Taos, said, "Our laser-like focus on helping clients migrate to the cloud, modernize multi-cloud platforms, and manage hybrid cloud environments over the past several years is a natural fit with IBM Global Business Services. Our team brings over 300 certifications with leading public clouds to serve clients throughout North America, and we're thrilled to join forces with IBM and tap into its global delivery capabilities."

IBM's acquisition of Taos

The deal is expected to close in the Q1 of FY 2021. Gartner ranked Taos as a top cloud professional services provider.

IBM revealed that the acquisition is a part of the company's broader strategy to click into the market for cloud professional services. The deal complements IBM's cloud migration and transformation capabilities, a key driver for a hybrid cloud platform growth strategy, notes the announcement.

Taos will also strengthen IBM's already strong North American presence. Notably, IBM acquired NordCloud in December 2020.

Some of the competitors of Taos include Rockville, Dataprise, and Synoptek.
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