IBM buys cloud company

Cumulus clouds - Wikimedia CommonsAnother day and another cloud announcement from IBM.

Today it said it has bought software company Strongloop. Strongloop, San Mateo company, specialises in providing application programming interfaces (API) for enterprises.

IBM said it bought it because it has an important role in connecting enterprise apps to mobile, the internet of things, and web applications in the cloud.

IBM didn’t say how much it paid for the privately held company.

IBM will seek to weld its Node.is product into IBM Bluemix.

Big Blue will provide worldwide support for the Strongloop family by the second half of next year and will create support for Chinese, Japanese, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.